Freedom Ring Amphitheatre
This complex was constructed for initial use as the focal point for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Philippine freedom. The 35,000-seat amphitheater is covered with a translucent textile membrane structure which is designed in a dramatic leaf shape to mirror the Anahaw Palm Tree, the Philippine national symbol of strength and loyalty. The seating area is designed in the shape of a fan. The cover structure will withstand winds of 185 mph; will require little or no maintenance; and will have a life span in excess of 20 years. Ancillary projects to the amphitheater included food courts and corporate pavilions. The overall complex is a space frame structure consisting of seven independent, but identical, structures, staggered in height. Dimensions of the facility are impressive at 9 hectares of area; 300 meters in diameter and a 20-meter high landscaped berm.