PARC MANILA – Performing Arts and Recreation Center

San Juan, Philippines
1,712 sqm

Dreams are series of images, ideas, feelings, and sensations that transpire in the mind during our sleep. PARC or Performing Arts and Recreation Center embodies these thoughts to transport people into a totally different environment.

Those images, sensations, and ideas are represented by a plaza packed with colorful art installations together with silhouettes of dancers and musicians etched of the curved wall. These images signify the activities that run inside the facility. These outdoor 2D graphics and three-dimensional works also provide interactive entertainment to the users. The open area can be used as an event and outdoor exhibition space. The court is integrated with landscape that serves as a transition space from public to semi-public zone leading to the foyer area.

The form expresses the concurrence between happiness and gloom in a person’s dream. This is achieved by juxtaposing monochromatic blocks with the lively glass elements of the building. The theater is clad with perforated skin with a linear gap that symbolizes the excitement inside the structure. Overall, the character, as it does not express a definite form, is a metaphor.