Energizing a Bayfront district through green corridors and lifestyle destinations.
Surrounded by natural beauty and well connected to transit and services, this Bayfront district is full of opportunity, but open spaces are fragmented and the area lacks developments that fully capitalize on these assets. Designated as a tourism destination, the bay requires an anchor development to provide core tourism facilities and a landscape revitalization plan to reconnect the city with the waterfront through a network of connected open spaces.
The master plan sets out a new framework for the district that brings together tourism activities and commercial amenities along landscape corridors, creating a series of multi-functional, mixed-use lifestyle destinations that showcase the best the city has to offer.
Leveraging infrastructure, creating public spaces and green, connecting corridors
The proposal leverages existing key intersections, where urban roads meet the coastal boulevard, to create new public nodes. Each node is anchored by a public space and architectural landmarks, with commercial and tourism amenities, and will have a distinct character, ranging from the cluster of eco islands, to the seafood market, the sculptural fish tower, and the Bayfront Square.
Green corridors stretch inland from the bay, framing vantage points from the city to the water. These form the framework for the new green network, a series of open spaces that will undergo landscape revitalization to re-energize the city and increase land values within the urban core.
The green network will also guide the alignment of the new public transit system and transit-oriented development scheme, concentrating high-rise buildings along the LRT-10 route and enabling pedestrian networks and cycle lanes to connect transit stations.