Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018

January 26, 2018. A press launch was held at the Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City. It was all about the Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018 set to happen on Feb. 9 - 11 in Intramuros Manila. Architect William Ti Jr. of WTA Design Studio gave a brief overview of the event activities and highlights.

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018 brings together top architecture and design professionals from all over the world in search of developing an architecture that promotes a network of inclusive barrier-free spaces that engage communities and their people. This celebration comprising of lectures, workshops, seminars, competitions, and exhibitions will be held on February 9-11, 2018 at Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila.

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival Manila is an annual event to showcase architecture and design in the Philippines. It brings together various practitioners and stakeholders and aims to increase awareness about the relevance of architecture and design in our urban societies.

Joining the festival on its 3rd year are prominent figures in the industry including Kai Uwe Bergman of Bjarke Ingels Group, Chris Bosse of Laboratory for Visionary Architecture  (LAVA), Lyndon Neri or Neri & Hu, Takashi Niwa of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Billy Kwan of One Bite Design Studio, Rachaporn Choochuey of all(zone), Raymond Hoe of Scott Brownrigg, Ben Duckworth of HASSELL, Erico Abordo of Architects of Accessibility, Twitee Vajrabhaya of Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Dominic Galicia of DGA, Tobias Guggenheimer of SoFA, Chris Precht Fei Yi of House of Penda, Jinky de Jesus of Light Plan Inc., Yifei Li of Shenzhen University School of Art and Design, Florian Heinzelmann and Daliana Suryawinata of SHAU, Ivy and Cynthia Almario of Atelier Almario as well as World Architecture Festival 2018 winners Alexander Furunes, Sudarshan Khadka Jr. of Project Tagpuro, and Edward Ng of Chinese University Hong Kong among others.

Launching this year is the 2018 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) Anthology Architecture Awards that showcases the year's best architecture. Its mission is to increase awareness about architecture and promote a more meaningful architecture that creates a more positive social impact. The MADE Anthology Awards are presented by the Metrobank Foundation and Anthology Festival in partnership with the United Architects of the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. All shortlisted projects shall be featured in the 2018 MADE Anthology Awards Journal that will be distributed by Shelter Magazine and released on the festival.

Anthology began in June 2016 with over 2,000 guests in dialogues on "Stories About Architecture" ; It was hosted by 65 leading built environment practitioners from seven countries including the Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, France, The Netherlands, United kingdom, and Canada. On its second year, Anthology 2017 saw an exponential increase of attendees with over 4,000 guests and 83 lectures speakers and exhibitioners from eleven countries, now including Japan, Singapore, China, Thailand, Belgium, Denmark and Vietnam. The festival was rooted in the theme "Context and Intent", with lectures, dialogues and design competitions simultaneously taking place, resulting in multi- disciplinary and multi-cultural discourse which seek to explore new and better ideas.

This year’s theme is “Social Architecture.” Expect over 100 leading local and international practitioners to lead the lectures, workshops, talks, design competitions and dialogues for an audience of over 6,000 architects, designers, developers and students.

The festival is organized by WTA Architecture and Design Studio and is made possible by OMNI Electrical and Lighting, Rapid Steel Builders Inc., TOSOT Philippines, Pacific Paint ( Boysen ) Philippines, Metrobank Foundation Inc. as Festival Partners; Landlite Philippines Corporation, World Home Depot, Atlanta Pipes and Fittings, ABC Innovation Building Materials, Emerald Vinyl Corporation, Creative Solutions and Innovations Phil., Inc. Biowood, DeLab Collaborative, Wilcon Depot and Othmann Incorporated as Festival Sponsors; and Intramuros Administration, City of Manila, Embajada de Espana en Filipinas, Instituto Cervantes, Embassy of Denmark Manila, Escuella Taller de Filipinas Foundation Inc., Manila Biennale, Kaya ng Pinoy, and Philippine Heritage Mapping as Cultural Partners.

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival is a non-profit event organized by WTA Architecture and Design Studio. Proceeds shall be used to sponsor projects of the Intramuros Administration and a chosen charitable institution within the area.

For more information, please visit or or contact Arch. Dianne Naval, Festival Manager, info@anthologyfest, or Arvin Pangilinan, Press Manager/Project Organizer

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