Giant, Instagram-worthy art piece to rise in Robinsons development

Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 06 2019 12:26 PM | Updated as of Sep 06 2019 06:10 PM

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An artist's rendering of Robinsons Land Corp's new township called Bridgetowne, featuring the art piece "The Victor." Handout

MANILA - Robinsons Land Corp said it would install what could be one of the world's tallest art installations in its newest development, hoping to establish a new Instagram hot spot in the capital.

"The Victor," designed by Filipino-American artist Jefre Manuel-Figueras, is 60 meters or about 20-storeys high. It will be located in Bridgetowne, Robinsons Land's first ever township that also features a bridge that connects Pasig and Quezon cities.

The Victor is vying to become the "tallest lighting projection" art installation in the world, Figueras said.

"Our hope is that this monument becomes a lot like the monuments you see in the world. The ones that when you go to, you have to rub the foot for good luck," Robinsons Land CEO Frederick Go said.

Figueras has been creating art installations worldwide. He has designed art pieces for Robinson's Naga and in San Pedro, Laguna.

The marine-grade perforated steel art piece, which is designed to stand the elements, is currently being built in China, the designer said. It is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year.

"It’s an interesting township because the bridge combines two cities, the bridge is really a metaphor for connection...We want The Victor to become sort of a beacon for unity of how people come together," Manuel-Figueras said.

RLC said its new development would feature other art installations from different artists.