Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Visitor’s Center
American Battle Monuments Commission
Designed to complement and enhance the experience of visiting the only overseas American Cemetery in the Pacific, the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Visitor’s Center is nestled into a hillside with entry at the second floor, flat slab concrete floors and roofs and shallow steel framing aim to keep the structure as transparent and unobtrusive as possible. Expanses of glass connect the interior with the surrounding landscape, and elements of limestone on the facade reference the existing monument and gravestones. The building includes exhibition space, a 50-seat theater, administration and reception are and support functions.
Location: Manila, Phillippines
Size: 8,000 SF