Manila, Philippines

Sy^2 + Associates, a leading structural engineering firm in the Philippines, recently awarded a Structural System Development and Design project for a large glass dome and corridor located at Manila Bay Resort, to AIT Consulting.

Manila Bay Resorts is a 45-hectare master-planned world-class entertainment and prime gaming destination to be located at the Bagong Nayong Pilipino at the Manila Bay area. Envisioned to put the Philippines on the world map of entertainment and gaming, the complex will feature two luxury casino hotels, one budget hotel, a beach club right at the center of the complex, several high-end fashion boutiques, and outlet malls. The Manila Bay Resorts will also be home to one of the world’s majestic large-scale water fountain shows. This new development aims to bring the Philippine’s entertainment facilities at par with the rest of megacities in Asia and in the world. The project finds its uniqueness in the construction of the indoor man-made beach which will be housed in a huge glass dome and connected to a glass walkway.  The dome is nearly 100m in diameter and will be designed using a double layer lamella form.

AIT Consulting will be conducting the structural system development and design of the glass dome and glass corridor in terms of suitability of the structural system conformance to the acceptable design codes, standards, and established engineering practices while preserving the structure’s aesthetic features and providing an economic and safe design.