Five Architecture students from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila
placed first and received the Most Innovative award in the recent iMake
History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition as announced
during the awarding ceremony that took place at the iMake History Fortress
at Baluarte de Santa Barbara, Fort Santiago on March 19, 2018.
The winning team, composed of fourth year students Julia de Santos,
Cefelo Manuel, Vivien Sarabillo, Xeanne Parrenas, and Emman Esteban, built a LEGO structure of the Lourdes Church and Convent using about 2,000 white LEGO pieces. Lourdes Church was originally located in the Walled City.
The LEGO pieces were given to the participants by FELTA Multi-Media,
Inc., while the type of structures that they had to work on was decided
through drawing lots. Julia de Santos said that their team based the design of the structure on photo reference and it took them two weeks to finish it.
UST was one of the 12 schools that participated in the LEGO competition that was open to students of Architecture, Industrial Design and Engineering from all over the Philippines. Each team was also required to present a short video of their work. The iMake History Fortress LEGO Education Design Learning Center and the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition is a project of the Intramuros Administration, FELTA Multi-Media, Inc., Department of Tourism, and LEGO Education in the Philippines.