Lambunao Municipal Hall, Iloilo Province, Western Visayas Part 1


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Project: Lambunao Municipal Hall
Location: Lambunao, Iloilo Province
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design Competition

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Lambunao Municipal Hall - existing municipal hall and plaza - Site Analysis

Lambunao Municipal Hall – existing municipal hall and plaza – Site Analysis

I. Name of Design: Pagtukib sang Kinaiya sang Lambunaonon (Rediscovery of the Mysterious Ways of the “Lambunao” Community)

The concept for the Municipal Development is a 3-pronged strategy. The first part is introducing the rich heritage of the mysterious town of Lambunao rather than a municipality in the province of Iloilo. The strategy is to uncover Lambunao as an exotic paradise; a civilization trapped in the forest with a colorful past evoking folklore similar to the tropical Mayan civilization. This involves greening the plaza and surrounding areas while promoting a new identity of the town.

 

Lambunao Municipal Hall, City Hall Design, 1st Class Municipality, Iloilo Province - Building Design - Davao, Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Negros, Pampanga, Ilocos, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga

Lambunao Municipal Hall, City Hall Design, 1st Class Municipality, Iloilo Province – Building Design

The second part is community inter-connectedness. Ohana is a Hawaiian term that emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another. The success of green building hinges on planning, energy efficiency and sourcing local materials. There is an opportunity to create SME using rice husk board panels for walls as a town activity. There are also other opportunities to involve local town people in building the town hall.

Part of community involvement is to involve artist and teachers to create stories, host paint exhibits and chanting that others will experience at the Town Hall and plaza. Another goal is to involve the town in pursuing the goal of 60% reduction of waste production and 40% less energy consumption by starting with the town hall.

Commercial Offices Selection of Materials for Green Building - Iloilo Province - Building Design - Davao, Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Negros, Pampanga, Ilocos, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga

Commercial Offices Selection of Materials for Green Building and Efficient Use – Iloilo Province – Building Design

Last, Green building is a technical rating standard. This requires showing proof of complying to the agency standards. Concerted effort is required for Electrical, Sanitary and Mechanical Engineer Professionals including consultants for sewage treatment, photo voltaic, energy studies and building automation.

II. Site Analysis (Area, Surrounding Environment etc.)

The site is tilted to face the north-west and south-east where the shorter side facing the wind source during the northeast and southwest monsoon. The site is elevated 136m above sea level.

Across the plaza at the center is the cathedral. The design hopes to respect this landmark.

III. Needs.

Civic Structure Design Use of Informal Symmetry Municipal Hall Hospital University College Police Department Building Philippines - Iloilo Province - Davao, Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Negros, Pampanga, Ilocos, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga

Lambunao Civic Structure Design Use of Informal Symmetry Municipal Hall

The Lambunao Municipality needs civic areas to facilitate community connection. The building needs to address support community identity, relive history and enrich local culture. The paradise hallway exhibits and procession, library and conference area will answer this need.

Continued at Lambunao Municipal Hall Part 2

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