USD 220,000 in prize money was presented to the best submissions from Asia Pacific in the Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects. The competition run by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in collaboration with five of the world’s leading technical universities aims to promote sustainable approaches to the built environment.Read more »
This project is given merit primarily because of the effort to directly involve local stakeholders in the decision making process for a regional development plan as well as its implementation. Also significant are the negotiations already made with government authorities to insure the quality of the “resident’s concept.” Evidenced is a commitment and willingness to confront difficult issues directly in the attempt to provide for social equity.
Ecological concerns are also brought to the foreground with the call for regionally sourced materials and recycling of natural resources. Of equal interest is the scope of the project in that is involves a considerable set of specifications for increasing the performative capacities of the existing landscape. The foreseen economic scheme is ingenious in that it not only accounts for the possible increase of agro-tourism to the region, but also proposes to incorporate tourists in the maintenance of the enhanced life cycle of the environment.
Also commendable is the proposal of energy efficient public buildings on the site that intend to address the lack of employment in the chosen context. The project is convincing in its aesthetic sensitivity to the indigenous culture.See more
A significant aspect of this entry from the Philippines is the effort to directly involve local stakeholders in the decision- making process of the development. Another merit of the proposal is the negotiations made with government officials to guarantee the quality of the collective concept of the residents. Such an aim for social equity is praiseworthy. Also merited is the call for regionally sourced materials and recycling of material resources. Specifications are given for increasing the overall performance of the landscape.
Various means of reducing runoff and erosion are considered as are numerous energy-saving measures. The projected economic plan is resourceful in that it accounts not only for the possible increase of agro-tourism to the region, but also for ways to incorporate the efforts of tourists in the maintenance of the cultivated environment. The project is convincing in its sensitivity to the needs of local culture.Download project entry poster (PDF, 4.08 MB) »See more
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