/ 29 April 2021

FOUR third-year architecture students of the Bicol University claimed the top spots in the 2021 Archinext: HCG Young Designers’ Competition.

This year’s competition, dubbed “LINGAP: General Hospital and Extended Emergency Facility,” aims to build an accessible and eco-friendly interactive structure and contribute in providing accessible and affordable facilities for all Filipinos, especially the poor.

According to Archinext, 78 architecture students around the country sent entries.

Yvonne Joy Salamero and Adrian Jerome Pajarillo were hailed as champions with their design entitled, “FORMOSA: Proposed Hospital & Extended Emergency Facility.”

“Formosa is a variety of pineapple Ananas comosus noted to thrive in Camarines Norte. It can only be produced in the town which we think na ideal siya to use as a concept that it embodies the culture of CamNorteños,” Salmero said.

Aside from the recognition, the team also received a cash award of P100,000 while the school received P25,000.

The students were mentored by Ar. Ramon Dealca.

Meanwhile, Gelene Francisco and Peter Jhon Marc Tubo placed third with their design entitled, “KALINAW: Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital.”

The duo received a cash award of P30,000 and their school got P15,000.