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New Clark City bags landscape architecture award in Singapore

The proposed 44.8-hectare New Clark City Central Park has bagged the SEMEC Gold Award for the Analysis and Planning Category of the 2022 Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards.

The award was presented to global architectural firm Broadway Malyan Asia Pte. Ltd., which was tapped by the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO) to design the park as part of its assistance to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) under the Global Future Cities Programme (GFCP).

The judges commended New Clark City Central Park for its “exciting design with the potential to integrate the various stakeholding communities,” according to a statement.

“We are very honored to have received this award for the Central Park at New Clark City, particularly as it is judged by professionals, academics and experts in their field,” said Broadway Malyan Main Board Director Ed Baker.

“The final design for the park is the result of a lot of hard work and ideas from a team based in the Philippines, Singapore and UK, and included extensive consultation and workshops,” he added.

“With the FCDO and BCDA as inspirational and ambitious clients, the team wanted to deliver a special park that was appropriate to New Clark City as a green and inclusive metropolis and a place unique to the local culture,” Baker said.

“We are very proud of the results of the final design and this award is a recognition of that,” he added.

British Deputy Ambassador to the Philippines Alistair White also welcomed the recognition given by the award-giving body for the New Clark City Central Park project.

“We are very proud of the recognition given to the Global Future Cities New Clark City Programme by the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects for the design of the New Clark City Central Park,” he said.

“The award is a testament to the UK’s commitment to supporting sustainable and inclusive development. We will continue to work in the Philippines to bring in the best of UK expertise to support ongoing and future infrastructure projects,” he said.

BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Aileen Zosa said the recognition from the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards “just shows that we are in the right direction towards the development of a sustainable and green metropolis that Filipinos can be proud of.”

“We at the BCDA congratulate our partners in UK FCDO and Broadway Malyan for this feat. We thank them for going above and beyond at their job to help us achieve our mission,” she said.