Northern Living

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.

Escolta Exchange

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.”

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