PROS Architects and Planners

The Legacy Memorial Estates Development

Project Title & Location
Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines


Barangay Ugong, Pasig City, Metro Manila

Project Completion

December 1998

Associated Firms

ECT Consulting Engineers
FBO Management
Teston and Teston Law Office
King and Jones, International

Services Provided
- Conceptual Development Planning
- Land Use Planning
- Master Planning
- Architectural and Engineering Services
- Landscape Architecture

Located at the foot of Mount Makiling in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, the 68-hectare Legacy Memorial Estates is a memorial park within a tropical botanic garden. The project projects a very strong cultural ambience in a landscaped setting that introduces innovative burial practices, like a modern crematory surrounded with ossuaries and cinerariums.

The fully landscaped park is divided into eight zones. Each zone has a theme garden carrying a unifying motif expressed in the use of color, scents, textures generally dominated by indigenous species. Park furniture and sculptures provide the respite and accents to the garden.

The intensity of development in the memorial park is moderated by a set of development guidelines. Burial packages vary from the expensive family estates, the terrasoleum, to clusters of ossuaries and cinerariums. Two types of family estates are offered in the memorial estate: the mausoleum and the pergola type. Communal facilities to allow for convenient services are strategically located in the estate.