The Quezon City Government, in partnership with Sentro Artista Art Hub, has unveiled a new art installation in the pedestrian underpass connecting Quezon City Hall and Quezon Memorial Circle.

Dubbed as “QC Underparadisso,” the giant artwork features endangered Philippine flora and fauna. To discover more about the species, passersby can scan the QR code found at the entrance of the underpass.

“We recognize that all walks of life can learn so much through art. We hope that the QC Underparadisso will be able to raise the awareness of the public, especially the youth, and inspire them to do their share in protecting the environment,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

Among the species featured are the Philippine Eagle, Tamaraw, Pangolin, Warty Pig, Negros Bleeding Heart Pigeon, Tarsier, Waling-waling, and Alocasia.

“We want our QCitizens to look forward to walking along a beautiful, colorful, and enjoyable underpass where they can take pictures and learn more about nature,” Belmonte added.

The monumental artwork is also collectively illustrated by internationally acclaimed muralist A.G. Saño, the Art Atak team, Cosmic Clint, and RKTRS Art Collective. 

They are joined by inspiring volunteers from Boundless Possibilities Foundation who brought the Gentle Giants, a group of young artists with special needs, talented art students from Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science & Technology, and art students from UP College of Fine Arts and Central Colleges of the Philippines. 

The unveiling of the QC Underparadisso is also part of the city’s celebration of Earth Day.