The Henry Sy Foundation will build a new innovation center-art, science and technology lab at Miriam College in Quezon City.
Architect’s Perspective of the Henry Sy Innovation Center
To be named the “Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center”, construction will begin in September 2015 for the cylindrical building that will house the workshop rooms, fabrication laboratories and exhibition spaces for the projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math of the Basic Education students as well as for Higher Education students taking up Entrepreneurship, Visual Arts and Communication.
Designed by Architect Eduardo Calma, The Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center drew inspiration from “a water ripple that is created from a drop”. The cylindrical space, “being the center where innovative ideas are formed, would ripple outward”. Likewise, the outer labs “are incubators of ideas which pass through critique and exhibition”.
Present during the groundbreaking are: (from left) Architect Ed Calma; Ms Josefina Tan, Chair of Miriam College and concurrently BDO Private Bank President; Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Mr. Jose Sio, SM EVP and Chief Finance Officer; and Dr. Rosario Lapus, Miriam College President.
Breaking ground. (from left) Architect Ed Calma; Ms Josefina Tan, Chair of Miriam College and concurrently BDO Private Bank President; Mr. Jose Sio, SM Investments Corporation (SM) EVP and Chief Finance Officer; Dr. Rosario Lapus, Miriam College President and Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.