PROS Architects and Planners

Bagong Nayon I Housing

Project Title & Location
Antipolo, Rizal


Elliptical Road, Quezon City

Project Completion


Associated Firms

TRANS-ASIA Philippines, Inc.
Design Management & Dev't. Corp.

Services Provided
- Architectural programming, site analysis, space utilization and land use studies
- Conceptual development alternatives, architectural and engineering design services
- Final development and design services
- Construction cost estimating and site supervision

Bagong Nayon is a housing and community development project of the National Housing Authority. It covers an area of about 60 hectares in the rugged terrain of Antipolo, Rizal. The project houses government employees, and provides 2,000 housing units complete with community facilities.

The commission was given by NHA to replan the project without drastic land movement. The work covers all planning phases: physical, social, economic and institutional. The replanning started at a point when grading of the main road was already started.

All other site works were ordered stopped and the grading of the main road was completed as a main loop for the project. Considering the rugged site conditions, the planning concept applied the principles of clustering, maximum natural conservation and environmental protection.

Of the total land area, 50% of the site is allocated for forest greens. The first phase is composed of 635 home lots. Maximum slope is 25 percent. Areas with slopes ranging from 18 to 25 percent are provided with slope-protection measures. The introduction of houses-on-stilts also reduced the need for cut and fill or massive site grading.

The entire housing layout is divided into eight major clusters each serviced by a Purok Center abutting the main loop. Community facilities include a tulungan center, an athletic field, a park area and a lagoon that also serves as a retention pond for run-off water. Landscaping design for the community is incorporated to provide a pleasing, exciting and healthful environment that will make the future residents appreciate the finer virtues of a planned community. When the project was started the terrain was bare of vegetation. A systematic regreening program was undertaken hand-in-hand with the housing development.