The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has awarded the contract for architectural and engineering design services for the New BSP Complex in Capas, Tarlac to Global integrated design and technology architectural firm Aidea Inc.
Aidea edged three other shortlisted bidders that included world-renowned Palafox Associates, the joint venture of Enrique O. Olonan & Associates and Enrique O. Olonan and Associates Co. as well as Nepthy S. Del Rosario and Partners.
BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno signed the contract with Aidea president and CEO Architect Abelardo Tolentino, Jr. last February 28. Monetary Board Member Anita Linda Aquino and Aidea business cluster head Mary Anne Nicolas served as witnesses.
“The new BSP Complex, which will rise in New Clark City, will embody our vision and aspirations for the country. It will be a global benchmark for a smart, green, and modern facility, promoting environmental sustainability and efficiency,” Diokno said.
Aidea’s design services cover the development of 21.32-hectares of the publicly accessible and semi-restricted areas, which include an office building, a data and command center, a museum, academic buildings, a sports complex, and commercial stalls.
It has over 800 completed projects in 60 countries and ranked 44th among the top 100 in the world by the Building Design 2022 World Architecture 100. It is also recognized as one of the Top 10 Architectural Firms in the Philippines by the Building and Construction Interchange (BCI) Asia Awards for year 2020-2021.
The new BSP complex will welcome people with open spaces, which will also have extensive and robust security features to safeguard the BSP’s currency production facilities, data center, and IT systems.