(Thomasian Miguel Ricalde, right, alongside UP’s Gerard Joson, left. Photo taken from their Facebook page)

22 September 2015, 8:36 pm  A THOMASIAN architect will receive
the grand prize in the 2015 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE)
competition in the field of architecture.

Thomasian Miguel Ricalde, alongside Gerard Joson from the University of the Philippines, will be
awarded for their work titled “Sibol,” which features a resort and
wellness facility with an arts and culture center.

The challenge for this year’s
architecture tilt was to design an international hot spring and wellness resort
complex in Los Baños, Laguna. The project site covers an area of 107,928.13
square meters and aims to promote socioeconomic sustainability and tourism.

MADE seeks to challenge contemporary
artists and designers to use their creativity to inspire the nation and the
citizenry, according to the Metrobank Foundation.

The 2015 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence awarding ceremony and
exhibit opening will be onSept. 24 at Le Pavillon in Pasay. C. A. P. Sta. Cruz
and A. M. T. Uyao


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