WeWork—a platform for creators that provides the space, community, and services to help people make a life, not just a living—officially announces its upcoming third and fourth locations in the Philippines at Menarco Tower and Milestone at 5th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), opening in November and December 2019, respectively.
Strengthening WeWork’s presence with upcoming locations at Menarco Tower and Milestone at 5th Avenue adding to WeWork’s vibrant community in Southeast Asia, WeWork’s presence in Southeast Asia will mark two years this December. Opening its first location in Singapore back in December 2017, the company has expanded to six markets in Southeast Asia including the Philippines as of March 2018.
Located in Manila’s metro city area, the expanded footprint in BGC allows the company to further support large enterprises by allowing them to scale further through WeWork’s global network while increasing talent attraction and retention. By uplifting the surrounding neighborhood, WeWork seeks to create a ripple effect on the surrounding neighborhood, community and city. With WeWork creating value in the local community, this also allows local landlords to expand their tenant pool while having a positive effect on rents and real estate values.
WeWork Philippines’ new locations in Menarco Tower and Milestone at 5th Avenue will offer collaborative spaces and private offices designed to promote productivity. With new offerings to the Philippines such as a vlog room in Menarco Tower, which is equipped with professional sound and lighting systems for members in the creative industry, as well as two large classrooms at Milestone at 5th Avenue that sit up to 20 pax each for members hosting their team sessions, or utilizing an event space converted for members’ meet-ups.
Paying homage to the traditional Philippine homes influenced by Spanish architecture, the locations also incorporate elements from vernacular architectural elements and materials with modern interpretation. Fitted out with local Machuca and terracotta tiles, signature features such as the pantry island presents local artistry. A grid partition structure in the lounge draws influences from door and window screens common in Philippine homes, along with floor to ceiling windows for natural light into the space.