Posted February 27, 2023
By: Torre Lorenzo
Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC) is pleased to announce the winners of its recently concluded Manila Digital Mural Art Contest in partnership with the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). Out of the various entries submitted by DLS-CSB’s students, the following emerged as winners: Januel Andrei Pitoy for “This is Manila” and “Rise”, John Benedict Mangco for “Kape para kay…” and “Abstract Diversity”, and Albertha Dorado & Mikhayla Renee Harlea for “Larga”.
The winning entries will be translated to actual murals or stickers that will adorn the various public spaces in TLDC’s upcoming serviced residence, lyf Malate Manila. “Our aim for these digital murals is to showcase the rich culture of Manila and put a spotlight on young artists, As the first lyf property to open in the Philippines, we want our future guests to have a unique stay experience by combining a well-built development with The Ascott Limited’s one-of-a-kind hospitality concept,” says Cathy Casares-Ko, TLDC’s Chief Operations Officer. “Our artists from DLS-CSB did not disappoint. These winning murals are poised to bring an authentic travel experience to lyf’s future guests.”
Pronounced ‘life’ or ‘live your freedom’, lyf Malate Manila features hip, co-living spaces designed for the next generation travelers. Its 202 units, ranging from studio to four bedrooms are IG-worthy with modern, and fresh interiors to give guests an avenue for socials, work, and creativity. The creatively designed shared spaces such as the connect lounge, social kitchen, laundromat, and fitness gym, allow guests to interact with one another.
“We’re very proud of our students at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The winning digital murals convey advanced technical skills in the use of color, illustration, and messaging. The artworks encapsulate Manila City’s cultural character from landmarks, food, icons, to the realities of its daily life,” says Angelo Lacson, DLS-CSB’s Vice Chancellor for Academics.
The winners will receive cash prizes in a formal awarding ceremony. The winning murals will be installed in lyf’s shared spaces including the Connect Lounge, Coffee Kiosk, Social Lounge, Private Working Pods, and Roof Deck located at Torre Lorenzo Malate along Malvar St. corner Vasquez St. in Malate, Manila.
The winning artworks were selected for its meaningful message, and creative interpretation of Manila City’s unique character.
Torre Lorenzo Malate stands in the midst of Manila’s historic and cultural capital – within walking distance of commercial establishments and lifestyle options. Designed to accommodate the evolving preferences of residents, it offers three distinct experiences that set it apart from other premium residences in the TLDC portfolio: signature premium residential condominium units under the The Residences at TLM, stylish serviced residences at The Suites, and lyf Malate Manila managed by international lodging operator The Ascott Limited.