ArchiNEXT values young minds who think not just for one’s sake, but for the community as a whole.


The war on drugs is one of the major campaigns of the government today. In the 2015 report of the Dangerous Drugs Boards (DDB), around 1.8 million Filipinos from 10-69 years old are using drugs, or 1.8% of the total population.*

The effects of drugs do not only affect the individual, but also its family and the society as a whole. As a government intervention DDB passed Board Regulation No. 4, Series of 2016 that mandates “Local Government Units (LGUs) through their Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (ADACs) to facilitate the establishment of community-based treatment and rehabilitation services and interventions to surrenderers found to be of low-risk or having mild substance use Disorder. Based on statistics, this comprises at least 90% of drug users. “**

According to the Department of Health (DOH), “Community-Based Recovery Home for Drug Dependents” (CRHDD) is a health facility for patients with mild to moderate drug dependence who cannot stably cope in their habitual environment (own home and routine or regular contacts) and/or patients who cannot be fully managed in an outpatient setting.

It provides therapeutic structure and teaches recovery tools in a less intensive and rigid manner than rehabilitation centers, with a special focus on job skill training and job placement programs.

This Community-Based Recovery Home for Drug Dependents shall be called SIBOL. Sibol, which means, “to sprout, or a spring of water” encapsulates the transformation of the patient from his old to new self. Furthermore, just as the bud blooms with collective effort, SIBOL also reminds us that to propel the country towards greater heights, it is every Filipino’s responsibility to combat this deeply ingrained-social issue.

** with the technical assistance from the Health Facility Development Bureau, Department of Health (DOH).

Design Challenge

SIBOL: A Community-Based Recovery Home for Drug Dependents

Sibol, to be operated by City or Municipal Local Government Unit, shall have four (4) basic components/ services:

  1. Therapeutic Services- within the home itself
    • Individual counseling
    • Evening group meetings
    • Family meetings
    • Drug education meetings
  2. Vocational and Education- provided by working linkages with government agencies such as TESDA or with Civil Society Organizations (CSO).
    • Livelihood Training
    • Vocational and Skills Training
    • Employment/ Job Placement Assistance
    • Educational Programs
  3. Stay-in Residential Services- comfortable living condition for patients
    • For this challenge, stay-in with 25 beds
    • Furthermore, it must be able to accommodate non stay-in patients within the community.

    Assuming from the data given of the mild to severe drug dependence, patients are equally distributed to 144 cities and 1,490 municipalities, as per Philippine Statistics Office, each will serve an estimate of 1,000 cases.

  4. Admin with Support Services Office
  5. The facility must foster a friendly-environment, too, conducive to the healing of the patients. Likewise, it must have a safe and secure environment; and sensitive to gender and culture.

Key Criteria

  • Green Design: following the standards of the Philippine Green Building Code
  • Economical: use of materials that are easy to transport and handle; low-maintenance
  • Disaster Resilient: must be safe and can weather natural calamities the country is regularly experiencing
  • Innovativeness: unique and out of the box ideas

Area Selection

  • Identify a space and study viability to build the structure
  • Maximum lot size: 5,000 sqm

Guidelines for Substance Abuse Recovery Homes


ArchiNEXT 2018 is open to:

  • 3rd and 4th year BS Architecture student currently enrolled and a bona fide student in any CHED-accredited and recognized colleges and universities in the Philippines.
  • One (1) entry per student

Specified Output

  1. Maximum of four (4) A3 sized bond paper in a horizontal/ landscape orientation
    • 1st-2nd A3 paper: 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.
  3. 200-300 words, 1 page only

Submission: BOTH hard copy and softcopy are required
A. Hardcopy

  1. Download ArchiNEXT 2017 Entry Form in
  2. Accomplish form and have it signed by any of the ff:
    • Dean of the College of Architecture OR Chair of the Department of Architecture OR the UAPSA President
  3. Attach Endorsement Letter signed by the Dean of the College of Architecture or Chair of the Department of Architecture ONLY
  4. Envelope must be labeled with name and school. The ff must be inside the envelope:
    • Accomplished Entry Form with signature
    • Endorsement letter of Dean/ Chair
    • Design Entries (A3), max of 4 sheets
    • Design Concept (printed in short bond paper)
    • Scanned School ID (Front & Back)
    • CD with the soft-copy version
  5. Identification (name & school) shall only be at the ff:
    • BACK of each entry
    • BACK of design statement
    • Envelope & CD
  6. Send envelope with complete requirements (both hard & soft-copy) to:
    • Hocheng Philippines Corporation
      Sales & Marketing Office
      1163 Chino Roces Ave., San Antonio Village, Makati City 1203
  7. Send entries on or before December 31, 2017

B.) Soft copy(in CD; included in the envelope with hardcopies)

  1. Soft copy version must be saved in a CD
  2. Label the CD with name and school
  3. CD must contain the ff:
    • Scanned copy of the entry form
    • Scanned copy of the endorsement letter
    • Design Entries in .pdf format (high resolution) or Design Entries in .jpeg format (A3)
    • Full Design Concept/ Statement in .doc/ .docx format
    • *Blank or corrupted CD shall be disqualified

Deadline December 31, 2017 (Sunday)

  • 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 residing outside Metro Manila only.
  • Ticket and accommodation are not convertible to cash.
  • Past Top 3 winners are disqualified from joining the competition.
Duration Activity
September 2017 Launching
September-December 2017 Design Stage of students
September-November 2017 ArchiNEXT School Tour
October 1, 2017 Submission of queries online via
October 15, 2017 Response to all queries via
December 31, 2017 Deadline of submission of entries
January 2018 Preliminary Screening
February 2018 Final Judging
March 2018 Online Contest
April 2018 Awarding Proper during CONEX


• Planning, Design & Originality- 40%

  • How well was concept planned and executed? While functional, it must be visually engaging. Its total appeal must be impactful, coherent and must foster positive impact to its dwellers.
  • Is the design/ overall plan an original concept and exhibits limitless creativity?
  • Design must be visually engaging and must foster positive impact to the community.
  • Can the design be easily replicated by other communities?

• Adherence to Key Criteria- 30%

  • Must adhere to the key design criteria stipulated in the mechanics:
    • Green Design: does it follow the standards of the Philippine Green Building Code in all facets?
      • Focuses on sustainable architecture which should be self-sufficient and cost effective to be able meet not just the current stakeholders’ needs but also the generations to come. How well the structure will be able to conserve and utilize resources around the community?
    • Economical: was there a creative use of economical, easy to transport and low-maintenance materials?
    • Disaster-Resilience: can the materials used withstand natural calamities the country is regularly experiencing?

Innovativeness & Limitless Creativity- 30%

  • ArchiNEXT values limitless creativity above anything else, was there unique, out-of-the-box ideas/ techniques employed in addressing the design challenge?
  • Thoroughness of research and use of new technologies or better materials that meet criteria.


Major Prizes

Ist Prize Php100,000
2nd Prize Php 50,000
3rd Prize Php 30,000
Runners-up (7) Php 10,000

Other Grand Winner Perks:

  • Assistance in securing an internship at chosen Architectural Firm

Special Awards Prize

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

Schools Counter-part prize:

Grand Winner School Php 20,000
Silver Php 15,000
Bronze Php 10,000
Most Participative School Php 5,000

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