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Osmeña Avenue

  • LOCATION: Cebu, Philippines
  • STATUS: Schematic Design
  • Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino, Melissa Bauld, Marc Leverant

In 2012, CAZA was tasked with creating a proposal for a public art installation for Cebu City’s iconic Osmeña Avenue. The project was meant to act as a gateway to the city; a landmark that visitors and residents alike would see as a grand welcoming into the city. The design was inspired by movement of cars and individuals, and the physical structure of the project exemplifies the variety of ways in which one could visually experience this work from different angles. The work is made up of several stone-like monoliths that have the words ‘CEBU CITY’ engraved into the ‘material’ using anamorphic perspective. As you get closer to the city and into the old part of town, the repeated text turns into abstracted lines of vibrant colors.