DLSU HENRY SY, SR. HALL
Built on the concept of a habitable tree, the DLSU Henry Sy, Sr. Hall commemorates the University’s centenary and illustrates its growing role in Philippine education as well as its commitment to environmental responsibility.
Designed by the renowned architectural firm Leandro V. Locsin Partners, Architects, the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall boasts of a green roof, solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and a water re-use system. It has pocket gardens and open areas that support creativity and engage learners to generate new ideas.
The Hall has 14 floors of eco-friendly learning spaces and function areas where the academic community can gather for relaxation, interaction with one another, and official university activities. Interior areas of the building are named after various parts of a life-giving and nurturing tree.
It will also be the first academic structure to be rated upon completion with the Philippines’ own BERDE Standard, a measure of how “environment-friendly” a structure is.
The DLSU Centennial Hall is named in honor of its first donor, Henry Sy, Sr., whose generosity jump-started its construction.