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Urban park scheme wins major design award
4th January 2023

Designs for a new urban park that will be the centrepiece of an innovative open space strategy in a new planned city in the Philippines have won a major design award.

The proposed 44-hectare Central Park in New Clark City, which is set to become one of the country’s largest urban parks, received the SEMEC Gold Award for the Analysis and Planning category of the 2022 Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards.

The park was designed as part of a raft of initiatives delivered by Broadway Malyan in New Clark City as part of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Global Future Cities Programme (GFCP), which also included a benchmark affordable housing project and the framework for a sustainability unit at the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), which is overseeing the development of the new city.

Broadway Malyan director Ed Baker said: “We are very honoured 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.

“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.

“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 place unique to local culture.”

BCDA president and chief executive officer Aileen R Zosa added: “This 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 and Broadway Malyan for this feat. We thank them for going above and beyond at their job to help us achieve our mission.”

New Clark City is one of 19 beneficiary cities of the GFCP, which promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth and urban resilience across the globe. As part of a consortium led by Mott MacDonald, Broadway Malyan was involved in projects in New Clark City, Bangkok in Thailand, Surabaya in Indonesia and Cebu City in the Philippines.