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Horizon Manila Just Won a Major International Design Award 

Horizon Manila is a 419-hectare masterplan in Manila Bay.
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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.

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.

The Philippines has been raking international awards in architecture this year. Recently, the Interweave Building (CIIT College of Arts and Technology) in Kamuning, Quezon City won two citations as a "highly commended" project from the World Architecture Festival for Completed Buildings - Schools Category and for the Best Use of Color 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. 

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Below are rendered images by WTA Architecture and Design Studio that show what Horizon Manila could look like when completed. 

Aerial View

Bridge

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View from the Bridge

Casino

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Central Park

Basketball Court

Casino at Night

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Sports Complex at Night

Fashion Walk

Sunrise View

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Market Square

Waterway


 

View from the North

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Horizon Manila at Night

Plaza

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Sunset at Horizon Manila

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Horizon Manila's Tourist District

WAFX Award

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.

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.

 

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