PROS Architects and Planners

UP College of Mass Communications Media Center

Project Title & Location
College of Mass Communications Media Center, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Q.C.


University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Project Completion


Associated Firms

ECT Consulting Engineers
Mendoza Egineering, SE
Engr. Cesar Tadeo, PEE
Engr. Amado Zamora, Mechanical Engineer
C B DCorp., Bldg. Contractor 1st Building
DPWH, Bldg. Contractor, 2nd Building

Services Provided
- Architectural programming
- Architectural and Engineering design
- Field supervision and quality assurance

Leading the development of the Media Center of the College of Mass Communications, U.P. is Dean Luis V. Teodoro. He has taken the initiative in conceptualizing the project as a complex of three buildings. The project is located west of Plaridel hall and along the proposed extension of Osmena Avenue. The complex is constructed in phases with a total floor area of 3520 square meters.

The general layout of the building floor plates takes advantage of the location of existing trees. The arrangements of corridors and fenestrations allow for panoramic views of fronting landscapes and the moments of reverie when the golden sunsets of Manila occur.

Adding more teaching and training facilities to the College of Mass Communications, these include a 450-seat auditorium, a film and multimedia library and archives as well as places for broadcast and motion picture editing, film developing facilities, lecture halls and seminar rooms.

The building structure is a system of concrete columns and beams. The buildings in the complex are the first buildings on campus with composite cladding for column sheathing and parapets. The choice of surface and texture accents well the light reflections of the setting sun.

Being constructed in phases the first structure houses the Broadcast Studio, editing rooms, radio studios, DZUP and related facilities; followed by the Film studio, film editing, sound dubbing, Film developing and other auxiliary facilities; and finally the Auditorium, library and archives.