St. John’s Institute Sports Building / Archetypal Architecture
Photographs: Adriel Lim, Christer Isulat
Text description provided by the architects. An iconic new venue for sports and events at the heart of the school’s new North Point campus in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, totaling up to 1,800 square meters in floor space, the Sports Pavilion is an important part of the North Point campus of St. John’s Institute. Masterplan, and the first in a group of brand new buildings to be constructed as part of a global development cycle.
For an architecture to be iconic, it must be the elegant and pure expression of a first idea; a recurring theme that turns to a historical context to define a future. For the history of the school as an academic institution, this is a vision of ultramodern architecture defined by the characteristic âarchâ. Its patterns and themes form a coherent whole as an expression of the future of student life at the school, whose future is illustrated by the whiteness and elegance of the curve. Its all-white design informs its aesthetic philosophy in the school’s membership as an educational institution as well as its Catholic roots.
With a total floor space of up to 1,800 square meters, the sports pavilion is an important part of the St. John’s Institute’s North Point campus master plan designed not only for sports, its retractable bleachers can make room for many. new event spaces for more flexibility. The new sports pavilion can accommodate concerts and ballroom events for up to 3,000 spectators. Coupled with an adjacent Olympic-sized swimming pool, the new gymnasium aims to be one of the main venues for sporting and other events in the country.
Aspiring to be an iconic architecture not only for the institution but for the province of Negros, its pure form and unique architecture aspire to become a new landmark, being easily identifiable as a very characteristic and unique building. Like the Parthenon in Greece, in its simplicity and the purity of its architecture and design, the symmetrical facade becomes a timeless form, all of whose elements have been carefully thought out as a harmonious symphony. Each arch has an elegant rhythm of repetitive order and unified by a high window that passes through the entire structure seamlessly. The Sports Pavilion is the new iconic landmark in the heart of the island of Negros.