Architecture students place second in HCG Young Designers’ Competition 2021


Three students from the UST College of Architecture were awarded second place in the Archinext: HCG Young Designers’ Competition 2021 held on April 23, 2021.


With their entry titled “Pikalawag Community Hospital: An Integrated General Hospital and Community Aquaponic Garden,” the group of Xyruz Jior Caluag, Danison De Guzman, and Keilah Raj Segovia, who are all in their third year, aspires to elevate the state of healthcare in the province of Lanao del Norte. The project is “a hospital design with extended emergency facility that encapsulates a helping hand and is compassionate to the health concerns from all walks of life,” their project board reads. Their entry also received the Best Presentation award.


This project was their entry to HCG’s design competition this year titled “LINGAP: General Hospital and Extended Emergency Facility.” It seeks designs for healthcare and emergency facilities for Filipinos, especially for the poor and disadvantaged.
The team was mentored by Asst. Prof. Alpher de Vera and Ar. Alfred Asanza of the College of Architecture.
More UST Architecture students landed on top ten list of the design competition. They were: Nadine Calisang, Arvee Joseph De Armas, and Jesse Nathaniel Peran for fourth place; Paul Justin Santos, Kim Bryan Riel, and Danielle Anne Ramirez for seventh place; Vince Julius Diaz, Angela Ysabelle Estrada, and Kyle Robert Pasquin for ninth place; and Gabriel Matienzo, John Michael Canero, and Mark Angelo Bautista for tenth place.

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