Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Manila




Inspired by the salakot hat of the farmer, the Coconut Palace majestically stands within the Philippine Cultural Center Complex. Highlighted as one of the CCP’s most striking structure for its architecture and interiors, the coconut triumphs as the ultimate “Tree of Life”. From its roots to its trunk, its bark, fruit, flower and its shell, all have been the source of design forms, elements, and ornaments throughout the structure.

The Coconut Palace stands as a shining example of the ingenuity of the Filipino. It interprets, transforms and manipulates indigenous materials into works of arts that best simplifies the unique craft of the building and design of the Philippines.


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