Art Deco rival
The North’s newest residents are characterized by both a revival of our cultural landmarks and an openness to cultural exchange
Rizal Memorial Coliseum
Ocampo St., Malate, Manila
Heritage conservationist and architect Gerard Lico has revamped the 85-year-old arena within the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, restoring it to its former glory. The restoration work includes emphasizing the space’s original Art Deco design and installing its first-ever air conditioning system, among others.
GF Panpisco Building, 246 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila
Escolta Exchange is the incubation space, creative hub, and café created by Manila Creative Exchange, the organizers behind the Escolta Block Festival, in collaboration with San Miguel Philippines. The space is located at the ground floor of the once-abandoned Panpisco building on Manila’s historic street, and recently housed the typography exhibit “Tipong Pilipino.”