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The Philippine Architecture: A World of Inspiration among ASEAN Region

If there’s one word to describe Philippine architecture, it would be ‘diverse’. The country with its history of multiple colonizers, from Spain to Japan then USA, has been influenced by diverse nations creating a multicultural architectural experience.

One of the first things visitors can notice is the heavy Spanish influence in churches. The baroque-style churches of Immaculate Conception of San Agustin in Manila. La Nuestra de la Asuncion in Ilocos Sur, San Agustin in Ilocos Norte, and Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Iloilo have been part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites since 1993, showcasing that historical architecture is well and alive in the Philippines.

More than that, modern Philippine architecture has also been showing itself more in international competitions. Different architectural firms have won various international competitions. They’re also leading the sustainable architecture movement in the region as various firms promote using locally-sourced materials.

PHILBEX, or Philippine Building and Construction Expo 2023 will shine the spotlight to local architecture firms and local talents, supporting the local building industry. The event will feature various architectural firms showcasing their superb and world class creativity including FAREAST Associates, Swito Designs, Inc., OnPoint Dreamworks Inc., ILI Architects , Fortich Architectural Design Services, DEQA Design Collaborative, Primea Design Studio, Ber Sab Arc Design Studio, UAP Datu Bago – Dabaw Chapter, Ataller Architectural Firm Co.

Meanwhile, the City of Tomorrow highlights the scale models the works from Delab Collaborative, Inc., FAREAST Associates and Ber Sab Arc Design Studio

Showcasing the local architecture industry and how they made an impact among Southeast Asian nations, PHILBEX 2023 continues its legacy of promoting young local talents and future innovators that will surely make our country proud! Back in Davao City bigger and stronger, the event opens on May 11-14, 2023 at the SMX Convention Center Davao, SM Lanang Premiere from 11am to 7pm. The event is organized by Worldbex Services International.

Interested individual can register now for free; join Viber community; and, follow their Social Media Page.

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