“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever”, a timeless saying coined by a famous animator and film producer Walter Elias “Walt” Disney, as clichéd as it may sound but it is true to many of us as this maxim is undeniable. The search for happiness ever since the day we were born is clear. And people nowadays yearns for a certain type of entertainment that is not only happiness in essence but also happiness with distinction and purpose.

The world as we know is in the state of continuing progress, technological innovations are present, pursuit of greater entertainment are inevitable and ways to nourish cultural novelty is persistent.

The Philippine entertainment culture is just as vibrant as the culture and identity of Filipinos, memorial of Filipino talents in the field of the performing arts and the Philippine entertainment are rare and momentary, awareness and ways to nurture the talents of aspiring Filipinos are sometimes inaccessible, love for our own entertainment such as the television shows, films, and original Pilipino Music and its history are often neglected due to the internalization through western and other Asian entertainment cultures, the only key to cultivate our own Philippine Entertainment is to design facilities that will offer great possibilities of familiarization, entertainment and showcase it to the world.



The Vibrante Filipinas: The Filipino Performing Arts and Metonymic Entertainment Complex will redefine the meaning of entertainment complex and theme parks are not just for attractions and rides, it will be a source of cultural novelty in bringing the Filipino entertainment in the international arena, an educative environment for learning and harnessing the skills of Filipino talents and lastly a place for learning and showcasing quality Filipino mass media and entertainment spanning from Filipino television shows, Philippine movies/films, and Original Pilipino Music/Filipino music .

Therefore, the entertainment complex comprising major buildings: interactive entertainment museums housing a wax museum, trick-eye museum and holographic displays, performing arts facilities comprising of studios, events halls used for music, performance and probable conventions/seminars, entertainment studios with hologram theater connected to the performing arts facilities, possible phase design of tower records for commercial/retail development and specialized leisure spaces called “Artists Village” having Celebrity Shops all settled in an open Philippine Entertainment themed urban park emerging as the entertainment capital of Cebu with a tag line of “Where Time stops, everything Lives on”. Giving strong foundation to Filipino Entertainment.

Full Thesis Documentation Video: https://vimeo.com/221295952


My thesis is for academic purposes only. The following notable artists, familiar animations/genres and other Philippine Entertainment related figures are part of the branding aspect of the study.

Background Music: Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko by VST & Company

After watching my seniors oustanding theses back in my 2nd year in USTCA, I already knew what project I wanted for my thesis, a Philippine Entertainment Complex. It was a 4-year long goal and I have finally done it.

A highlight video of 4 volumes of thesis book, 3 A3 sets of 107 pages presentation paper, 23 boards, 5 brochures, 3 walkthroughs and a powerpoint presentation.

This is for everyone who collaborated/helped and shared their expertise in my thesis.
Im grateful to all my friends, professors, and professionals who gave their time during consultations and interviews. Watch it until the end!

#VibranteFilipinas #PhilippineEntertainment #BiomimeticArchitecture#nosleepnosingko #watchinHD

Individual: Kenneth J. Tua

VIBRANTE FILIPINAS: THE FILIPINO PERFORMING ARTS AND METONYMIC ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX by Kenneth Tua in Philippines won the WA Award Cycle 26. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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Kenneth Tua