The competition provides an outlet for the students to express their scientific-mathematic and artistic side. It may also become a venue for the different colleges to showcase their talents. Concurrently, this may be able to contribute to a greater cause of protecting and building a sustainable environment. The building of communities through sustainable means is not only the responsibility of adults. Students are the future heirs to this treasure. Their participation at the earliest stage is of great concern. Through the execution of this project, a greater awareness of the need for a sustainable future shall be realized.

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Final Judging of Ten Finalists

23 April 2010
Calabia Theatre
School of Urban and Regional Planning
University of the Philippines – Diliman

At the final phase of the design competition which is the judging of the ten finalists, the contestants presented their scale models and other submittals to the panel of judges.

The Board of Judges was composed of Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, Mr Ramon Gil S. Macapagal of Unilever Philippines, Lanscape Architect Honorio T. Palarca, and Architect Romeo B. Santos.


Awarding Ceremony

18 May 2010
Ortigas Park of the Ortigas Center in Pasig City

The Awarding Ceremony, which was the culminating activity of the design competition, was successfully held in the afternoon of 18 May 2010 at the Ortigas Park. One hundred fourteen architecture students (26 groups) from various schools in Luzon were given recognition in their participation.

The first prize winner receiving their trophy and prizes from Ms. Elizabeth Aguilar (G-Star Ventures), Dr. Candido Cabrido, Jr. (Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands), Mr. Ricardo Calderon (Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Region 3), and Mr. Chito Macapagal (Unilever Phiippines)
The winning entry

The top three entries who were each given trophies and cash prizes were from –

First Prize:  University of Santo Tomas  – entry no. 0020
– Ramos, Don Isaac
– Alzona, Rafael Antonio
– Ramirez, Jayson

Second Prize:  University of the Philippines – Diliman – entry no. 0032
– Corpuz, Suzette

Third Prize:  Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila  – entry no. 0016
– Abelardo, Jon Martin
– Aclan, Arvelyn
– Guevarra, Ula Pearl
– Lorenzon, Fernando
– Nacino, Crisanto

The scale models and design boards of the top three entries were also opened for viewing during the event which was attended by over a hundred people from the participating schools, sponsors, organizers, partners and officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.