Project Title & Location
DOMINICAN HILL, BAGUIO CITY
REYNO AND ASSOCIATES
Design Management and Development Corporation
- Conceptual Planning
- Urban Design
The hill is the site of the old monastery of the Dominican Order. It is centrally located in the city. It is the most prominent hill that overlooks Burnham Park. The site has an area of 10 hectares in the shape of a flying sea-gull. Access is by way of a two-lane road through City Camp. Steep terrain and escarpments surround the hill.
As a concept, the Dominican Hill project is a microcosmic
adaptation of Baguio City; self-contained yet dependent on its broader
surround for its community requirements. The structural frame of buildings
straddle and bridge deep terrain. At the same time when slopes permit,
structures hug the ground to stabilize erodable soil. Lands that are
precariously situated are cut to accommodate below ground facilities.
Buildings are designed as integrated elements where space functions are
distinct, yet interpenetrating. Sixteen and a half hectares of floor area is
generated on a mixed use development. These can change and fluctuate
depending on market trends.
- Mobility on the hill is inspired by:
- Improvements on the existing road;
- Cable way to Burnham Park where mass parking is located;
- Alpine slide system both as a transport and recreation facility;
- Cylindrical vertical lift from the bottom-side of the hill.
- Horizontal breezeways linking various transport nodes on the hill.