Museo ng Muntinlupa
|Established||March 1, 2019|
|Type||History city museum|
|Owner||Muntinlupa City Government|
|Groundbreaking||April 25, 2017|
|Inaugurated||March 1, 2019|
|Grounds||3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
The construction of the Museo ng Muntinlupa commenced in April 25, 2017 with an allotted budget of ₱180 million by the city government. It was initially projected to be finished within a year in time for the centennial celebration of Muntinlupa in December 19 but was completed within almost two years. It was opened to the public in March 1, 2019 coinciding with Muntinlupa's 29th founding anniversary as a city.
The museum standing on a 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft) land was designed by Beaudon Causapin, the City Architect of Muntinlupa. The building's facade was designed based on the salakab, a traditional fishing trap made from weaved bamboo sticks and fasted by rattan rope often used by fishers working in the Laguna de Bay, as a tribute to Muntinlupa's fishing industry which is a major part of the city's economy. The Museo ng Muntinlupa stands five storeys high. The ochre columns and wire netting of the buildings were devised to manage the building's temperature by absorbing and deflecting heat.
The Museum host a main gallery, a mayor's hall, an interactive science center, and a theater with 200 people seating capacity. It features exhibits featuring the city's history from the precolonial era until the modern period. It also features works of the city's contemporary artists as well as temporary exhibitions.
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