People Are Concerned About the Historic, Century-Old Paco Market. Here's Why
Paco Market, one of the oldest market structures in the Philippines, is in the spotlight once again. From a renovation in 2011, the century-old market has become a victim of façadism, according to the Center for Filipino Architecture (CFA).
Façadism is an architectural practice wherein only the facade of a building is preserved, and a modern building is constructed separately behind it. Understandably, several architects are against the modernism of the heritage structure.
In a Facebook post, the CFA said: "We are witnessing the absurd urban trend in Manila in which the entirety of a historic building is demolished apart from the exterior façade to allow a new building to be constructed behind it."
See more photos of Paco Market and learn about its history below.