FOLK ARTS THEATER

TANGHALANG FRANCISCO BALAGTAS

(FOLK ARTS THEATER)

CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES COMPLEX, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
1974


The Folk Arts Theater is the largest single-span building in the Philippines. Based off of the concept of a sheltered plaza, the structure is supported by eight columns, with a column-to-column span of 80 meters. The structure is open on three sides to allow for free flow of air, and can seat up to 10,000.