PROS Architects and Planners

Maharlika Livelihood Center

Project Title & Location
Baguio City


Senator Gil Puyat Aveue, Makati City

Project Completion


Associated Firms

Design Management and Development Corporation
GALHIA, Architects

Services Provided
- Architectural programming
- Site analysis
- Archtectural and Engineering Design Services
- Construction Supervision

The Maharlika Livelihood Center is a redevelopment of the existing market at a 3-hectare prime lot in Baguio City. The redevelopment recognizes that the Baguio City Market is an important land use, a service node, a tourist landmark and a terminus of the local movement system. The redevelopment concept called for:

- Projecting in the buildings the spirit of Ifugao Architecture;
- Reduction of the mass of the existing Mar-bay Building (a proposed 17-storey edifice) so as not to mar the skyline of the Session Road terminus;
- Pedestrianization of the area so that the major activities can continue without disruption and the reduction of the pollution generated by motor vehicles;
- Provision of underground parking in the market area;
- Provision of vehicular transfer points within the vicinity of the market area;
- Provision of pedestrian movement facilities that are segregated from motor vehicles;
- Provision of appropriate landscaping in the pedestrian-dominated areas; and
- Provision of appropriate lighting and signages to blend with the landscape design of the area.