Hope Skyscraper In Tondo, Manila

By:  | February - 28 - 2022

2021 Skyscraper Competition
Editors’ Choice

Lee Geon Yong, Lee Ji Won Yong, Moon Sang Woo
South Korea

A vicious cycle of poverty and environmental destruction In the year 72, Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, said, “Poverty is the most serious source of pollution among all the sources of pollution.”

Poverty exacerbates the environment and environmental pollution exacerbates poverty. Nature is the only resource that poor people can have: trees provide nesting and firewood, and lakes and rivers provide food and drinking water.

However, the resources continue to deplete and get destroyed as their activities for survival continue. The environment continues to get destroyed due to logging and high concentrations of coal combustion, but they have no choice. For them, nature is just a refuge for survival, not a subject of protection.

Tondo, Philippines, is one of the world’s three major slums. In 1954, the government of Manila announced this place as a garbage collection site. The poor who came to Manila to make money sold garbage in Tondo and continued their livelihoods, forming villages in the vicinity. All kinds of garbage piled up, making them vulnerable to odors as well as viruses. In addition, the pollution flowed into the river, which created a barren environment. Residents who cannot afford their need for living, use water from polluted rivers while living in a densely populated place with poverty at the statistics of about 65,000/km2 (1.2-2m2 per resident).

Hope in Tondo
We propose a skyscraper that can change the Tondo of the present. Tondo is no longer a symbol of poverty. It will become a symbol of cleanliness and a landmark of Manila. Buildings are formed based on the daily lives of people in Tondo. Underground dams can solve the water shortage problem of Manila as well as Tondo. Tondo is located on the beach and has developed sand and gravel layers, making it easy to inflow groundwater, which is advantageous for constructing underground dams. Indiscriminate garbage is classified through the conveyor belt system. The classified waste (recycled, general waste) will be moved along each moving line. The facility process is the process of producing gas energy through incineration, and turning turbines using the remaining heat and water to create electricity. Waste energy facilities not only produce energy but also provide pleasant jobs for local residents.

As a solution to the housing problem of Tondo, a traditional housing form called the Bahay Kubo will be used. Bamboo + waste wood plywood. Using materials that can be easily found around and waste wood left after the demolition of existing buildings inspired by traditional residential forms. Triangular. Allows the Rainwater to flow down the surface. Vertical ventilation occurs between bamboo trees. One set of residential units consists of two modules, but only one unit is provided in a completed form, and the other is freely available to residents.

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