• Dauis Watchtower

    Year: 2014 - 2015

    Duration: 6 months

    After the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the Visayan region in 2013, numerous heritage churches were damaged, some even completely destroyed.With the need for skilled workers to restore these damaged structures, Escuela Taller with the support of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) launched a satellite training program for Traditional Masonry Construction and Restoration works in Dauis in August 2014.

    As their on-the-job training project, the trainees restored the watchtower within the church complex.Sustaining minimum damage during the tremor, the watchtower was a perfect structure to train young Boholanos in re-installing displaced and fallen coral blocks, in filling gaps that developed over time between stone units with lime-based mortar, and in carving of stone mouldings under the careful watch of 3 masonry graduates from Escuela Taller Intramuros.

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