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Andrés Luna de San Pedro

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Nationality  Filipino
Structures  First United Building
Occupation  architect
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Born  September 9, 1887 (age 64) (1887-09-09) Paris, France
Buildings  Legarda Elementary SchoolFirst United BuildingCrystal Arcade BuildingAlfonso Zobel Mansion
Parents  Juan Luna, Maria de la Paz Pardo de Tavera
Grandparents  Doña Laureana Novicio y Ancheta, Don Joaquin Luna de San Pedro y Posadas
Uncles  Antonio Luna, Joaquin Luna, Manuel Andres Novicio Luna, Jose Novicio Luna
Similar  Juan Luna, Juan Nakpil, Fernando Ocampo, Antonio Luna, José María Zaragoza
Died  January 22, 1952 (aged 64) Manila, Philippines

Andre Luna De San Pedro

Andrés Luna de San Pedro y Pardo de Tavera (September 9, 1887 – January 22, 1952) is a Filipino architect who built the first air-conditioned building in the Philippines, the Crystal Arcade Building (now present site of PNB Escolta Building) that was once located on No. 71 Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila. He was assigned as the city architect of the City of Manila from 1920 to 1924. His designs were modernist. Some of them were lost during World War II.


Life and career

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Andres Luna y Pardo de Tavera was born on September 9, 1887, in Paris, France. His parents are Juan Novicio Luna and Maria de la Paz Pardo de Tavera. He grew up in Paris until he was six years old. His father shot dead his mother and mother-in-law on September 22, 1892. He left with his father after he was acquitted by a French court in February 1893. After spending six months in Barcelona and Paris, they travelled by boat along with his uncle, Gen. Antonio N. Luna to Manila on May 24, 1894.


  • Legarda Elementary School, 1922
  • First United Building, 1928
  • Crystal Arcade Building, June 1, 1932
  • Alfonso Zobel Mansion
  • Manila Hotel, (renovated in 1935)
  • Death

    He died on January 22, 1952 at the age of 64.


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