August 29, 2020


LINGAP: General Hospital and Extended Emergency Facility

Design Challenge

Embracing the continuing vision of securing resources for rural communities, ArchiNEXT 2021 takes on a relevant structure benefiting the masses especially in trying times, LINGAP: General Hospital and Extended Emergency Facility.

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging numerous countries including ours. As the Philippines is yet to achieve abundance in infrastructure, the rural communities continue to strive for basic necessities. ArchiNEXT sees the need to contribute in the provision of accessible, affordable and available facilities for all Filipinos, especially the poor and disadvantaged.

This year, we are looking for compassionate buildings that encapsulate a helping hand for health concerns of people from all walks of life. LINGAP will be a healthcare structure that extends itself for further emergency purposes. The primary objective of this project is to reduce the lack of hospital care delivery services for provinces as well as to increase the health safety of its communities by serving as an emergency space, an evacuation area, or isolation facility when calamities or a pandemic strikes

ArchiNEXT will use the technical guidelines and licensing standards of the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure accuracy of facility requirements but here are some general design parameters:

For General Hospital:

  1. The General Hospital is classified as Level 2, with 100-150 bed occupancies.
  2. The floor to height of the building is 4 meters minimum. The floor to ceiling height is 3 meters minimum.
  3. Minimum space requirements must comply with DOH licensing requirements for a Level 2 Hospital. (Specialization is not necessary since the project is only a level 2 hospital).

Check our Downloads page or visit DOH’s website:

  1. The extended emergency facility must be in close proximity to the hospital.
  2. The Capacity must be 40 beds. The floor to floor height of the building is 4 meters minimum.
  3. The facility must have a wash area and male and female toilets.
  4. It must be properly and adequately ventilated for infection control, prioritizing natural ventilation.
  5. The facility must have a triage area, waiting area and nurse station, all separate from the main hospital.
  6. It must be collapsible and made out of local, lightweight, eco-friendly and cost efficient materials.

The land area to accommodate both structures will have a minimum of 1.2 hectares of buildable area.



ArchiNEXT 2021 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 bona fide Architecture/Landscape 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/ Landscape 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. 1. Maximum of four 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 1-4
  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 .doc or .docx format.
    *Blank or corrupted CD shall be disqualified


  1. Download and accomplish ArchiNEXT 2021 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, 2020 will be accepted.


December 31, 2020


A maximum of 10 students will receive a scholarship grant worth 30,000 pesos each. The entrant must submit requirements for qualification and must be at the top 50% ranking after the initial screening.


Students of the Top Ten Entries (individual or group) will have the opportunity to land his/her internship in one of our partner firms.


Below is the new process of screening all entries for ArchiNEXT 2021:

  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.
    • Top Ten Finalists
    • Special Awardees
  3. 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.

Note: The screening process is still subject to changes shall there be any valid reason or recommendation from the judges and management. The ArchiNEXT Team will publicly announce modification through the website and our Facebook Page.


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

Contact Details
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Criteria for judging

Architectural Planning – 30%
The overall planning of the whole facility must be suitable. It encapsulates selecting the right location for the General Hospital and the Extended Emergency Facility, following the DOH Guidelines in building, and using the right materials for the project.

Efficiency – 30%
The Extended Emergency Facility must be functional and efficient. Materials should be affordable, lightweight, buildable, and easy to organize for urgent situations. It must be replicable, and allows shorter period of time for reconstructing, rebuilding, and re organizing the facility.

Innovativeness – 20%
Additional features to the General Hospital that can flare up the design can be helpful. Creativity and innovation will be shown dominantly through the collapsible Extended Emergency Facility. This structure will challenge the minds of the entrants; on how they will conceptualize it and bring it to life. Both the structures must be cohesive enough, and innovative enough to make it to the final cut.

Eco Friendliness – 20%
As the world continues to consume resources, structures must be carefully planned for a greener environment. Both facilities are expected to be made of eco-friendly materials for environmental sustainability.