September 14, 2021

competition 2022

LULINGHAYAW: A localized sustainable eco-tourism destination

Design Challenge

Display LENUS Anti Virus Guard in your design
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Tourism is one of the major sectors for generating economic growth and development. However, it was greatly affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, the industry’s total contribution to the country’s GDP was estimated at 12.7% In terms of employment, the industry employs approximately 5.7 million, or 14 out of 100 Filipinos are employed in tourism industries. Tourism suffered extensively with the implementation of travel restrictions, community quarantines, closure of establishments, and shutdown of airlines / restriction of leisure flights. This is expected to result in a projected loss amounting to approximately USD 9.3 billion worth of foreign currency flows and putting up to 50,000 jobs at risk.

As we try to cope to the new normal, factors and mindset towards travel has also been changed and promotes sustainable tourism. Sustainable development is defined “as the kind of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This year, we wanted to challenge the students on how they can promote Philippine Architecture and Culture through the Filipino- inspired facilities and amenities of the tourist destination they will present. Entrants should create an eco-tourism destination that allows guests to appreciate our culture, community and nature. It has to incorporate sustainable principles into the design and integrate unique cultures that the chosen location offers.

LULINGHAYAW Design Challenge

To create a holistic and sustainable tourist destination that will promote Philippine Culture and Architecture through its facilities and amenities and let them experience Philippine custom. The project has to introduce a local amenity and integrate a very unique culture in the chosen location. This will serve as a new haven that will blend in the original environment for utmost relaxation and tranquility of the guests while promoting the local tourism.

The tourist destination MUST:

  • Have a local amenity/facility that is unique to the chosen location and will promote local tradition, culture and products.
  • Incorporate minimum of 5 types of Tourism Product.
  • Fall into a 4 STAR category.
  • Display LENUS Anti Virus Guard in your design

The tourist destination can be chosen from the following Tourism Products:

  • Nature-based Tourism (Nature Recreation/ Adventure)
    • Relies on experiences directly related to natural attractions and includes ecotourism, adventure tourism, extractive tourism, wildlife tourism and nature retreats.
  • Cultural Tourism
    • Refers to travel with the intent of experiencing and learning about the culture of a country or region.
  • Sun & Beach Tourism
    • Utilizes the aesthetic and environmental values of the beach. It also combines water and land resources usage.
  • Health, Wellness and Retirement Tourism
    • Maintain or enhance personal health and well-being, and wellness services focus on healing, relaxation or beautifying of the body that is preventive and/or curative in nature.
  • Cruise & Nautical Tourism
    • tourism niche that combines the whole of marine recreation activities in destination shores and ports by offering facilities and services for dry land tourists, cruisers and yachtsmen. In other words, all the on shore and off shore involving activities
  • MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions)Tourism
    • typically tourism provision that is planned in advance and designed for large groups of people for particular purposes. Mice tourism includes any types of travel for the purpose of a meeting(s). This ranges from small meeting to large meetings.
  • Leisure and Entertainment Tourism
    • Leisure industry is the segment of business focused on recreation, entertainment, sports, and tourism (REST)-related products and services. Most probably one of the widest part of the tourism industry which includes recreational, sports activities. The bulk of this industry occurs indoors or onset and includes, film, television, public performance, gaming industry amongst others
  • Diving and Marine Sports Tourism
    • It refers to marine and coastal-based sports presented as tourist attractions around the waterfront. It can be defined as the attractions providing tourists with marine and coastal-based activities as their principal focus.
  • Education Tourism
    • Educational tourism can be defined as tourism that pursues educational learning as a pretext for a trip, either learning knowledge (historical, cultural and social) or learning a language more and more practiced every day. Education has used tourism as a tool to complement learning, accumulating experiences from practice. This well-developed trend and combined with new technologies is a good opportunity to implement this form of cultural enrichment in primary school, compulsory and higher education.

Area Selection

  • Identify a space and study viability to build the facilities.
  • Lot requirement: minimum 5 hectares up to 10 hectares


  • Shall follow the National Building Code of the Philippines
  • Guided by the health and safety protocols for accommodation
  • Consider the debt standards and guidelines for facilities and services issued by DOT



ArchiNEXT 2022 is open to 3rd and 4th year bona fide Architecture students currently enrolled in any CHED-accredited and recognized College and University in the Philippines. Only one (1) entry per student is allowed (either individual or group).


a 3rd or 4th year bonafide Architecture student; must not belong to any group who will submit an entry for ArchiNEXT.


For groups:

  1. They should be composed of a maximum of 3 members. All members should either be a 3rd year or a 4th year Architecture student.
  2. They should be coming from one College/University only.
  3. They should select a Group Name and a Group Leader, who will represent the Group in the Deliberation to determine the final ranking.

Specified Output

  1. Maximum of five A3 sized bond paper in a portrait/ landscape orientation. Own project title is required.
    1st-2nd A3 paper: Project Title, Overall Concept, Location and Vicinity Map, Site Development, Aerial Perspectives, Lot Plan
    2nd-4th A3 paper: Detailed Floor Plans, Section, Elevations, Spot and other pertinent details
    *with dimensions or graphical scale
    *kindly label boards from 1-5
  2. Full Narrative of the Design Concept printed in a short bond paper.
    200-300 words, 1 page only

Submission: BOTH soft copy and hard copy are required


  1. Soft copy version must be saved in a CD labeled with entrant’s name/group name and members and school.
  2. CD must contain the scanned copy of the entry form, scanned copy of the endorsement letter, design entries in high resolution .pdf format or .jpeg format, and full design statement in .docx format.
    *Blank or corrupted CD shall be disqualified


  1. Download and accomplish ArchiNEXT 2022 Entry Form in Make sure that it is legibly filled up and signed by either the Dean of the College of Architecture or Chair of the College of Architecture or the UAPSA President.
  2. Attach Endorsement Letter signed by the Dean of the College of Architecture or Chair of the Department of Architecture ONLY.
  3. Submitted envelope must be labeled with identification* containing the accomplished entry form with signature (with complete details), design entries in A3 Paper or Board (maximum of four sheets), printed design statement (short bond paper), scanned school Identification Card (front and back), and the CD containing the soft copy of your requirements and entry.
    *Identification (name and school) in the entries shall strictly be at the back of each entry and design statement, and labeled in the envelope and CD.
  4. Upon completion of the requirements, send envelope containing both hard & soft copy through LBC addressed to:
    Hocheng Philippines Corporation
    Lot 2 Blk. 4 Phase 3
    First Cavite Industrial Estate, Brgy. Langkaan
    Dasmariñas City, Cavite

  5. *Delivery fee is c/o Hocheng Philippines Corporation (download free shipping letter in our website)
  6. Only entries submitted/shipped on or before December 31, 2021 will be accepted.


December 31, 2021


Below is the new process of screening all entries for ArchiNEXT 2022:

  1. PRE SCREENING – ArchiNEXT Team will check if the entrant/group completed his/her/their requirements for the entry to qualify.
  2. INITIAL SCREENING – Judges will have to grade the entries. After all the scores have been collected, a certain number of qualified entries will compose the “Magic Number” or the finalists for the Final Screening.
  3. FINAL SCREENING – Judges will be critiquing the entries in the Live Final Screening to determine the ff:
    • Top Ten Finalists
    • Special Awardees
  4. DELIBERATION – All scores from the Final Screening will be back to zero. Individual Finalists and Group Leaders will be invited to personally defend their entries to determine the Final Ranking. Each will be given a maximum of 20 minutes to present their ideas to the Judges. Mechanics will be given to all finalists after the Final Screening Process.


  • In participating, the candidate agrees to have their names and/or designs published in a third-party publication or in any other medium without extra fee or charge. Likewise, all entries shall become the property of Hocheng Philippines Corporation.
  • Plagiarism of any form shall not be accepted and will be considered disqualified.
  • Judges’ decision is final.
  • Hocheng Philippines Corporation shall also shoulder the travel cost and accommodation of competition winners only residing in the provinces (outside Metro Manila with at least 4 hours of travel by land).
  • Tickets and accommodation are not convertible to cash.


Major Prizes

Grand Winner Php100,000
Top 2 Php 50,000
Top 3 Php 30,000
Top 4 and 5 Php 15,000
Top 6-10) Php 10,000

Special Awards Prize

Most Innovative Php 10,000
Best Presentation Php 10,000
Most Popular Php 5,000

Schools Counter-part prize:

Gold Php 25,000
Silver Php 20,000
Bronze Php 15,000
Most Participative Php 5,000
regardless if individual or group entry

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Criteria for judging

Design Excellence/ Architectural Planning – 50%
The design must be visually appealing while adhering to the contest theme and guidelines. Must showcase Philippine architecture, culture, tradition and practices in the design. It must also exude the feeling of relaxation, comfort and safety.

Design Sustainability and Eco- Friendliness – 30%
Aside from visual appeal, the structures have to be carefully planned for a greener and sustainable environment.

Innovativeness – 20%
Unique and out of the box ideas incorporated on the design/ facilities that promoted culture of the specific location chosen.