The best among the best: ArchiNEXT 2017’s New Set of Winners!

The best among the best: ArchiNEXT 2017’s New Set of Winners!

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

On February 24, 2017 at UAP Headquarters in Quezon City, the Final Screening for ArchiNEXT2017: HCG Young Designers’ Competition was held.

Out of the 67 entries that emerged from the original list of 472 names who braved their way to submitting entries to one of the largest and most competent architectural competitions in the Philippines, the list was once again slashed into more than half where only the outstanding and exceptional ones emerged as winners.

Entries were examined by some of the most brilliant minds in the field of Architecture namely:

• Ar. Richard Garcia – Visionarch Vice President

• Ar. Esperanza “Ching” Valencia – former Co-Chair, Competition on the Commission of Professional Practice of the United Architects of the Philippines

• Ar. Mike Tomeldan – PRC’s Outstanding Professional of the Year for Environmental Planning

• Ar. Joseph Ramon “Pippo” Carunungan – Principal Architect of Carunungan and Partners Co.

• Ar. Lorelie De Viana – Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP) President

• Ar. Mike Peña – Director for Convention Exhibits and International Conventions of the United Architects of the Philippines and

• Ar. Guillermo Hisansha – National President, United Architects of the Philippines

More than just screening entries, the day was extra special to team ArchiNEXT as it is was the day to choose the best among the best; and hail new champions that would bring significant change to young generation of architects.

“Everybody did well. There were overhwhelming number of entries that really produced quality designs that made a little extra difficult for the judging” Ar. Carunungan commented.

“My top three (3) picks are those entries which has really holistic approach to designing school buildings. Not only the classrooms itself but as well as the other facilities within the school” said Ar. Gabitan on his top three picks. Ar. Hisancha also expressed his admiration to the top three winners “Those entries really showcased their ingenuity. All entries were very good but the top 3 entries really excel”. Furthermore, the key was “creativeness and innovativeness” noted Ar. De Viana. “The submitted designs were very innovative. They were very creative with coming with design solutions to the problems presented” she added.

Here’s the complete list of the top 10 entries:

A.) TOP 3

NAME

AWARD

PRIZE

SCHOOL

Marchie Teodoro Borja

Grand Winner

₱100,000

National University

Edward D. Sarco

Top 2

₱50,000

Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Inst. of Science and Technology

Mike John Dale. F. Felix

Top3

₱30,000

Tarlac State University

B.) RUNNERS-UP

Rut Dianne A. Delos Reyes

Runner-up

₱10,000

Tarlac State University

Mark Anthony N. Montemayor

Runner-up

₱10,000

Tarlac State University

Jeffrey O. Taganas

Runner-up

₱10,000

University of Mindanao

Ron Ron R. Pablo

Runner-up

₱10,000

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Jemuele J. Gonzales

Runner-up

₱10,000

Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology

Jadz M. Literal

Runner-up

₱10,000

Bicol University

Alison Mae S. Angeles

Runner-up

₱10,000

Tarlac State University

C.) SPECIAL AWARDS

Edward D. Sarco

Most Innovative

₱10,000

Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Inst. of Science and Technology

Marchie Teodoro Borja

Best Presentation

₱10,000

National University

Alison Mae S. Angeles

Most Popular

₱5,000

Tarlac State University

Most Participative School

₱5,000

Technological Institute of the Philippines (QC)

D.) SCHOLARS (Must be in the Top 50%)

Marchie Teodoro Borja

Scholar

₱30,000

National University

Jemuele J. Gonzales

Scholar

₱30,000

Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology

Roy Justine B. Bualoy

Scholar

₱30,000

Bicol University

Beatriz Camilla V. Llamas

Scholar

₱30,000

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Vernard Matthew D. Cayas

Scholar

₱30,000

University of Mindanao

Jeffrey O. Taganas

Scholar

₱30,000

University of Mindanao

Yudin E. Bacani

Scholar

₱30,000

University of Mindanao

Loyyd Anthony T. Basamot

Scholar

₱30,000

Cebu Institute of Technology-University

Dean N. Magdaraog

Scholar

₱30,000

University of Mindanao

To all the winners, congratulations and thank you for gracing the ArchiNEXT challenge!