In October 2018, the senator unveiledthe architectural design of the two-structure green building. The site of the two projects, locatedin the southern part of the city, is part of the 8.8-hectare property donatedby the Yanson family to the city government. The two structures will include amultipurpose museum and an 800-seater amphitheater. Zubiri has tapped architect LeoniloRamon Lichauco of the Manila-based LG+V Architect/Planners to design what heconsidered as a “legacy project.” The facade of the P163-million Bacolod museum-auditorium. The two-structure green building will rise alongside the MassKara coliseum on a donated property in the southern part of the city. DESIGN PERSPECTIVE COURTESY OF LG+V ARCHITECT/PLANNERS “It’s air-conditioned and will seatmore or less 10,000 people,” he added. The project has been granted with anEnvironmental Compliance Certificate by the Department of Environment andNatural Resources-Environment Management Bureau. Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced thedevelopment before thousands of Bacolodnons who flocked to the GovernmentCenter grounds to welcome the New Year. “In the coming weeks, at the mostwithin the first quarter, we will start the construction of the P163-millionBacolod museum through the efforts of Sen. (Juan Miguel) Zubiri,” he said. The coliseum is among the fourbig-ticket projects being funded by the city government’s P1.7-billion loanfrom the Development Bank of the Philippines. Leonardia said the city will also seethe construction of the P800-million Bacolod MassKara Coliseum in the comingmonths. In January last year, the mayor signedthe two contracts of donation for the parcels of land that will not only be thesite of the museum and the coliseum, but also of the future southboundterminal.(With a report from PNA/PN) “I’m sure with our coliseum and museumalready there, in a new growth area, Bacolod will never be the same again,”Leonardia said. BACOLOD City – The construction of thecity’s museum-auditorium and multipurpose coliseum on a donated property inBarangay Tangub is set to start this year.