CITP Phase 2 Rendering Day

This is an interim use of an idle parcel in Cebu IT Park in Lahug, Cebu. Retail locators are surrounding a multi-use central park. Pedestrian comfort and accessibility is of great importance in the planning process.

It’s a development tandem with the large block across it which is slated for MUD. Projected recovery period for this one is about five years, but I would estimate it to be longer. It actually hinges on the annexation of a bigger property nearby. The sooner that happens, the shorter the period of this interim use.  But there is a shortage of greens in Cebu and I am pretty sure that retail patrons will love the park feel of this street-mall development.

There is minimum impact on the existing trees on site and very little site grading since the majority of the area is already well-drained. Footpaths are made of modular cast-in-place slabs, made to be reusable. Aside from the pedestrian flow, place-making, vehicular parking layout, basic EGD, and site concept, FYI also drafted the retail design guidelines.

Picture below was taken late June 2017.

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Posted by:Carl Saycon, MBA, Architect, Environmental Planner, Green Building Professional

Hi, I'm Carl, an architect, urban planner, and green building professional. After working in top development companies in the Philippines for more than 13 years, I founded FYI Design Studio in June 2015. Although we started on a shoestring budget, we were deeply imbedded in our commitment to provide design solutions that are contextual, appropriate, and environmentally responsible. The team has evolved since then through countless ideation sessions and project experiences, nothing short of revelatory and enlightening for everyone involved. Nonetheless our commitment remains. Come with me and join us in our journey. This is the story of a tiny little firm. For project inquiries, please email me carlsaycon@fyidesignstudio.com.

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