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    Quezon City Sci-Tech Musem

    A Symbol for Economic Advancement

    A Thesis Proposal Submitted to

    the College of Architecture

    University of Santo Tomas

    In Partial Fulfillmentof the Requirements

    for the Degree of

    Bachelor of Science in Architecture

    JOBRIEL JUNIFEN G. GAUUAN5AR3

    MARCH 2013

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    25 February 2013

    Archt. John Joseph T. Fernandez

    Dean

    College of Architecture

    University of Santo Tomas

    Espaa, Manila

    Dear Archt. Fernandez,

    I have the honor to submit my thesis proposal entitled, National Museum ofScience: Green Museum as a partial requirement for the degree of Bachelor of

    Science in Architecture. The project intends to provide a wide-ranging facility and

    center for interactive learning of the different fields of sciences.

    a. To raise the Scientific literacy of awareness and perception in an expressive and

    fun way by creating and relating interactive related educational and recreational

    exhibits and facilities.

    b. To help improve society of the nation by delving them into a world of knowledge

    and wisdom.

    c. To encourage the competitiveness of the Philippines with other countries involvingnew ideas & innovations in the field of physics, chemistry, biology, ecology,

    mathematics, agriculture, architecture & engineering &sustainability.

    Upon the approval of this proposal, it is understood that I shall proceed with

    the research work and submit it on designated date. Justification and other

    requirements for the proposal are included herewith

    Respectfully,

    Jobriel Junifen G. Gauuan

    5AR-6

    Endorsed by:

    Archt. Clarissa L. AvendaoThesis Adviser

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    Chapter 1: Introduction

    1.1 Introduction

    Science is the key to the advancement of any nation. This is clearly evident in

    todays age. We are in the Space Age wherein the economy is mainly driven and heavily

    influenced by scientific discoveries and innovations. By attaining this level of wisdom,

    we now apply these discoveries to our most basic needs such as food, shelter,

    transportation and social life. A good example of this would be the discovery of radio

    waves. Since the discovery of the radio waves, there was an immediate frenzy of

    curiosity and interest that sparked in the human world. Not long after, inspired scientists

    realized the innovative potential and practical use of using radio waves for human

    welfare. With its discovery, radio waves spawned a chain reaction wherein its scientific

    nature was applied to human usage, i.e. the invention of radio-telecommunications, where

    it solved the age old problem of wireless communication through vast distances, thus

    paving the way for inventions like the Radio, RADAR, Remote control, Telephones,

    Cellular phones, Cable Television Etc.

    This grand phenomena is not entirely exclusive, it could also be applied to all

    fields where there is discovery. One only needs a spark of curiosity and creativity to

    achieve greatness. The point to make is that science is the system that elevates people to

    overcome the most basic humanistic problems like diseases, poverty, overpopulation,

    economic woes, and climate change, all of which contribute to the negation of human

    worth. That being said, we now have the wisdom and capability of understanding the

    problems in hand, and to come up with logical solutions to solve them.

    The effect of this phenomenon was profoundly beneficial to the world and to

    nations. With technological innovations based on human needs and scientific

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    development, there was a boom in international and local Commerce. Countries were

    able to interact and transact with other countries with relative ease. During the mid19 th

    century, Globalization and Industrialization became a great trend which greatly

    developed the wealth, success, quality of life in many countries. Europe became a center

    for progress, and innovations for it housed and nurtured the leading intellectual minds

    that would make the world a better place. Such minds were the likes of Albert Einstein &

    Nikola Tesla.

    In todays age, the Industry and Economyare the foundations of all nations and

    communities. It is one of the most important components of a nation. A vastly wealthy

    and developed economy is synonymous to a 1st class country. But the problem is that

    there are still many underdeveloped countries that are impoverished, particularly the

    Philippines. Clearly what the nation ought to do is develop its economy in the same way

    that sparked Globalization and Industrialization in Europe & North America. The nation

    needs to emphasize in scientific education and nurturing to create globally competent

    professionals that will pave the way for development. The nation needs dreamers who

    dream big and think of new ideas that would greatly contribute to agriculture,

    engineering, architecture, medicine, space exploration Etc. Curiosity, Reason, and

    Intellect must be cultivated in every citizen, especially the youth, for these are the

    fundamental qualities that will ultimately shape the nation.

    1.2 Background

    The growth of a nation is determined by its economy, society and the amount of

    resources. The Philippines is classified as a developing country and is ranked as 40 th

    largest economy in the world by the IMF (International Monetary Fund).Goldman

    Sachs estimates that by the year 2050, the Philippines will become the14thlargest

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    economy in the world. It is very rich in natural resources. But it is not devoid of

    problems. Currently the Philippines is plagued by basic 3rdworld issues such as, poverty,

    high unemployment rate, slow creation of job opportunities, relatively high scientific

    illiteracy rate, uneven distribution of wealth, and a declining habitat. The quality of life

    index in the country is undesirable. It is ranked 44th out of 111 nations in terms health,

    family life, community life, material well being, safety, security, political freedom and

    gender equality.

    All of these issues are all bounded together by the economy, for its dull and

    stagnant state. What the country needs is a boost in competitive spirit when it comes to

    capital goods and services. This can be attained by guiding the people in to the right

    direction. Museums and learning centers are highly social and economic symbols, it

    sparks a great deal of interest from the public given that it is established in a highly

    urbanized area where trade and commerce is at its zenith. These types of infrastructures,

    give a sense relief to people who have problems or find it difficult to appreciate learning

    new ideas and concepts. Museums offer a recreational and fun experience to the people,

    unlike in schools where a student is at a constant strain to cram in and learn new things.

    This is somewhat a subtle learning versus forced learning situation. By offering a totally

    new museum experience, it will spawn a new paradigm in the way, social people find

    recreation. Society will no longer delve into unproductive activities that doesn't offer new

    learning experiences. With this notion, it will form the epitome of the human culture - a

    smart, knowledgeable, creative and logical thinker who is ready to face the world and

    compete with other great minds. And with this advancement, all the pieces of the puzzles

    on how to progress the nation, through the economy, will be in place.

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    1.3 Statement of the problem

    In the Philippines there is a clear sign of deficiency in scientific literacy. This is

    evident by observing the current state of our economy, society and life quality index.

    Science & Technology education is not well taught and emphasized to the Learning

    Youth, and in turn become creatively stagnant and dependent. The economy relies mainly

    on investing in foreign entities to provide them the needs of the country i.e. car industries,

    train industries, information and technology industries, medical and pharmaceutical

    industries Etc. This problem directly correlates to the science literacy level of the

    Philippines, for science and technological innovations is what drives the economy i.e. the

    invention of smart, efficient, flexible, beautiful, and top of the line products. Therefore

    low technical and technological capacity means low possibilities of industrial

    innovations, meaning less money to help the nation, particularly the impoverished.

    Ultimately, the goal of the project cr