Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Far Eastern University Art Deco Tour

The Far Eastern University building was built in 1939 and was designed by Architect Pablo Antonio in 1939 based on a smaller version that was built in Calle Azcarraga in 1934.

It is an example of Art Deco style where it has group of large piers with curved corners on each side, in addition to geometric patterns of iron and concrete. Other Art Deco elements include the Baybayin (ancient Filipino script) on its facade and he stylized FEU letters found at the end of the staircase banisters.

The Nicanor Reyes Memorial Square
A bronze sculpture created by National Artist Vicente Manansala that represent the thoughts of Dr. Reyes about education, freedom and justice.

The FEU Chapel
This building was designed by Felipe Mendoza. Murals (like the Station of the Cross and The Crucifix) were created by Carlos "Botong" Francisco. It is also here in the chapel where you can find Napoleon Abueva's Pieta.

The FEU Arts Building
The last building designed by Felipe Mendoza. It used to be 8th storey's high, but sustained structural damages during the 1970 earthquake.

Entering the Nicanor Reyes Hall.

Inside the FEU's Administration Building.

Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. Memorabilia

This is a portrait of Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. I really don't have any ide that he died in the hands of the Japanese in the during the Liberation of Manila in 1945...

This is FEU today. There are now 4 schools: The one in Manila, and there are also one in Fairview, Quezon City; in Makati and also in Cavite.

The FEU Board's Meeting Room

The Stained Glass Art of artist Antonio Dumlao

The FEU Auditorium

This auditorium occupies three floors of the administrative building.

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