Horizon Manila by WTA Architecture and Design Studio is the overall winner of the 2021 WAFX Award at the 2021 World Architecture Festival after first winning the WAFX Water Category.
What is Horizon Manila?
According to the World Architecture Festival (WAFX), Horizon Manila is a 419-hectare masterplan designed to serve as a new hub for growth and development for the Philippines’ capital.
“The new district is composed of three islands bisected by a 4km canal park, creating many different waterside neighbourhoods, gardens and urban parks, to allow for a diverse, and permeable urban environment to evolve,” wrote WAFX on its awards page.
According to WTA Architecture and Design Studio, this project will reclaim 0.2 pecent of the bay and provide almost 10 percent more land to Manila.
“It is about finding space for 150,000 Manileños at the geographical and political heart of our country. It will increase the available public open space by over 50 percent in the city with its canal park and provide almost 20km of waterfront living. It is an incredible opportunity to reimagine what Manila can be in the future,” WTA said.
The WAFX Award herald’s the world’s most forward-looking architectural concepts, and is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address in the coming years.
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