‘C.URB’ entry of Architecture class 2020 wins in nat’l design competition

Team Anarchi, a group composed of five graduates from the University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture Class of 2020, was declared the winner in the 2021 Re-Terra Competition with its entry “C.URB: A Call for Pasig City to Counter Urban.” The group’s winning entry follows the philosophy of “providing a solution to the root problem while solving every other problem within its web simultaneously.”

According to the team this is a holistic approach to current cities and likewise calls upon the introduction of a new urbanity. The team, composed of Aramis Corullo, Gellaine Burgos, Althea Poblete, Angelo Landicho, and Paula Casia, took home Php 250,000, while the rest of the finalists were awarded Php 50,000 per team.

Re-Terra 2021 is a national design competition founded by Ar. Kathleen Encorporado in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and the local government of Pasig City. One of its objectives is to work toward realizing the proposals of the young designers. Only four out of the 145 officially registered teams had the chance to defend their proposals in the live public event. The three other finalist teams included Nikko Arbillo, Kelvin Magno, Abram Lavares, Alyssa Tagala, and Erika Florendo also from the University of Santo Tomas; Jan Mark Vargas from Saint Louis University; and Ariel Padua from the University of Lasalette.

The teams presented their proposals to a diverse panel of judges that included Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, Pratt University in New York City Professor Ar. Philippe Baumann, Ambassador for Food Security Mr. James Reid, Chairman of the PH Green Building Council Engr. Edward Sabidong, Architect and Urban Planner Jun Palafox; Head of the Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines Ar. Chona Ponce, President of East West Seeds Philippines Mr. Hank Hermans, and Former Dean of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design Ar. Joey Yupangco. The video recording of the event is available for viewing on the Facebook page of RE-TERRA.  

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