Build your own Philippine heritage site using paper craft


In celebration of the National Heritage Month 2016, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts encourages family bonding and artistic creation through its paper crafts series. The NCCA is crafting its fourth design under its NCCA Paper Craft Series,
NCCA revisits select heritage sites through the creation of downloadable designs for renowned historical and cultural sites.

On May 24, NCCA released a teaser on its latest paper craft project, its fourth showcase on the series, featuring what seems to be a paper craft of the Malacanang Palace. The fourth design follows three other art crafts: the Rizal Monument, the Metropolitan Theatre and the Ifugao Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras.

Built in 1913 as the tomb and memorial to Jose P. Rizal, the Rizal Monument has since then served as the de facto symbol of our nationhood. The first paper craft created by the NCCA was a replica of the Rizal Monument was released last year in time for the celebration Rizal Day in 2015.

A Metropolitan Theatre paper craft was also released this year in line with the on-going restoration of the infamous art deco building. MET, designed by architect Juan Arellano and opened in 1931, is now undergoing restoration after it was bought by the NCCA from the Government Service Insurance System.

The third design features the Cordillera Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage site declared in 1995. Sitting on the design’s foreground is a traditional Ifugao house. It was released early this Month in celebration of the National Heritage Month.

These paper craft are downloadable from the NCCA website.


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