(SPOT.ph) The P740-billion airport project in Bulacan is setting up to be much bigger than just a transport gateway. San Miguel Corporation has released images of their plans for a "massive, green-designed, and future-ready aerocity" right next to their upcoming New Manila International Airport project, they said in a statement. This said development is aimed to be an example of "green urbanism" in the Philippines.
Architecture firm Palafox Associates was tapped for the designs. Headed by urban planner and green architect Felino "Jun" Palafox Jr., the so-called "aerocity" is meant to be the ideal Philippine City—addressing all sorts of issues and answering the problems that plague our existing urban areas.
First off, the city will be built with sustainability in the forefront. Renewable energy will be used as well as ample space for multiple modes of transportation. Proper zoning will be observed; think areas dedicated to agriculture and food production, logistics, health and wellness, aeronautics, finance, science and technology, commerce, residences, education, tourism, entertainment, recreation, and government among others. Public transportation will also be given space, as well as places to actually walk around.
“These designs presented to us by Arch. Palafox and his team will be close to actual. There will probably be some adjustments by the time we implement, and we will still continue to improve as needed, but in terms of the overall concept, design, and the features, this is it,” San Miguel Corporation (SMC) chief Ramon Ang said.
SMC is prepared to complete both massive developments side-by-side. Beside the aerocity, the 2,500-hectare New Manila International Airport is planned to have four runways and a world-class terminal that comes with at-par infrastructure network (i.e. expressways and railways).
“While we need to fast-track the completion of this airport and aerocity to help ease travel congestion and aid in the country’s recovery with more jobs and opportunities for more Filipinos, we are mindful that we need to do this the right way and with a vision for a sustainable future," said Ang.
Take a look at plans for the aerocity next to the Bulacan airport
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