Arch360 is short for Architecture in 360°. It aims to explore the various facets of the field through a series of symposium and discourses among professionals and undergraduates. This year, ASAPHIL focuses on the inclusion of the Filipino community members in creating a sustainable and progressive built environment.
Once dubbed a “flying saucer,” the Parish (Church) of the Holy Sacrifice is a Modernist expression which embodies the complex colonial history of the Philippines. Located on a university campus in Quezon City (formerly the capital of the nation, now a part of the Metro Manila National Capital Region), the domed concrete church was the product of Filipino architect Leandro Locsin, and of three other national artists who contributed to the building’s interior. Locsin’s design, which combines elements of traditional Filipino architecture with postwar International aesthetics, is a potent symbol of a newly-independent nation following centuries of imperial control.