Competition Milestones

 

Detailed information about the important stages of the competition can be found here. To jump to certain sections please follow the links below (updated as of March 14, 2024):

 

 

The above milestones are organized into the following sequence:

 

 

 

Orientation and Learning Session

 

The competition’s Orientation and Learning Session was held as part of World Wetlands Day 2024 celebrations at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park Auditorium.

 

Event Details:

 

 

Topics covered included:

 

  • Wetlands, Wetland Centres, and Human Well-being, Dr. Jonathan Reeves, Principal Research Officer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), UK
  • Wetland Centers as a CEPA tool for wetland conservation, Mr. Chris Rostron, Global Head, Wetland Link International, WWT UK
  • The SCPW Wetland Center Design Competition, Mrs. Amy M. Lecciones, Vice-President and Executive Director, SCPW
  • Designing the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park, Arch. Aaron Julius M. Lecciones

 

Keynote messages were given by:

 

  • Mrs. Amy M. Lecciones, Vice-President and Executive Director, SCPW
  • Dir. Jacqueline A. Caancan, Regional Executive Director, DENR-NCR

 

Lunch was provided and a wetland walk and bird watching tour were held in the afternoon.

 

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Field Trip to Macabebe Mangroves

 

The competition’s Field Trip to Macabebe Mangroves was held on February 17, 2024 at Brgy. Consuelo, Macabebe, Pampanga.

 

Event Details:

 

 

Topics covered included:

 

  • Profile of Barangay Consuelo, Macabebe, Barangay Official
  • Profile of the Mangrove Areas in Macabebe, Pampanga. Ms. Perlita R. Mulato, PENRO Pampanga, DENR
  • Briefing about SAMAPA and their projects in Brgy. Consuelo, Mr/ Mario Canilao, Chairman, SAMAPA

 

Keynote messages were given by:

 

  • Mrs. Amy M. Lecciones, Vice-President and Executive Director, SCPW
  • Ms. Perlita R. Mulato, Chief, Conservation and Development Section, PENRO Pampanga, DENR
  • Hon. Rolando S. Perez, Brgy. Chairman, Consuelo, Macabebe, Pampanga
  • Hon. Anna York Bondoc, Congresswoman, 4th District of Pampanga

 

Lunch was provided and a guided tour of the mangrove areas was held in the afternoon.

 

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Design Boot Camp

 

The Design Boot Camp was held on 23-24 February 2024 at the Las Pinas – Paranaque Wetland Park Auditorium.

 

Event Details:

 

 

Day One Speakers:

 

  • Sustainable Landscape Design for Mangrove Development, Prof. Nappy D. Navarra, D.Eng., University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Architecture
  • Bird Habitat and Behaviour, Mr. Mike Lu, President, Wild Bird Club of the Philippines

 

Day Two Speakers:

 

  • Changing the Built Environment and the New Normal, Arch. Andrea K. Dorotan, Harvard GSD, LEED AP
  • Designing Healthy Wetland Centers, Asst. Prof. Aaron Julius M. Lecciones, University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Architecture (YouTube)

 

 

Preliminary Judging

 

Deadline for the submission of Preliminary Design Concept Boards & Drawings are on March 16, 2024 at 12AM Extended to March 22, 2024 (midnight)

 

  • Groups will submit their final design concept boards & drawings.
  • Submissions may include any array of digital art form (sketches, drawings, images, rendering, diagrams, etc.), text and narrative, and may also include one video (maximum of 20 minutes, widescreen or 16:10 aspect ratio, 720p minimum resolution).
  • Concept Boards and drawings must fit into a maximum of 2 pcs of 750x1800mm vertical banners (portrait orientation).
  • General Content of Submissions should include: Planning, Design, and Engineering Design Concepts & Approaches; Basic Architectural Plans: Site Development Plan, Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, Roof Plans, and Reflected Ceiling Plans; Any technical drawings showing the incorporation of any future tech & innovations; Renderings or sketches of the facilities and site landscape.
  • A panel of judges will determine the ranking based on set criteria.

 

Specific areas that should be covered by the design concept boards & drawings:

 

  • Project Context
  • Planning and Design Philosophy
  • Overall Design Concept, Design Precedents
  • Site Selection and Analysis and Site Development Approach
    • grading, water management, environmental impact
  • Design for each facility proposed:
    • design inspiration and design morphology (form massing development)
    • analysis of applicable building codes
  • Themes incorporated into design proposals:
    • Approach for Ecological Restoration
    • Features highlighting Wetlands & Human Wellbeing
    • Design features for Filipino Culture and local practices
    • Integration of Future tech & Novel Approaches
    • Sustainability and Resilience Features

 

Details of the expert panel of judges will be released by midnight of April 1, 2024.

 

Please use https://sites.google.com (or equivalent) to make your websites for submission.
Examples for inspiration are the following: [1] [2] [3]

 

 

Final Judging

 

Details of the expert panel of judges will be released by midnight of April 20, 2024. Specific submission requirements will be released on April 10, 2024.

 

 

Competition Awarding

 

Details of the competition awarding event will be released by midnight of the week of Earth Day 2024. The awarding event is scheduled for May 22, World Biodiversity Day.