Note: This is a paper produced under the Internship Program of the Center for Intramuros Studies

Project Overview

As the title suggests, the project aims to reimagine public spaces in Blocks 32 and 40 as the heart of the community. In times of rapid change such as the pandemic, placemaking is seen as an approach to encourage community involvement and strengthen their connection with the place while addressing the general issues that affect the health and well-being of the residents. In line with the project goal, sustainable practices and community food production will be implemented in the proposed community hub development while allowing leisure activities to happen. These allow the community of Blocks 32 and 40 to grow and prosper in the historic walls of Intramuros.

Keywords: Intramuros – Public Spaces – Community Garden – Zero-Waste-Grocery

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This Project Proposal was completed in July 2021 under the internship of the following:

Francheska Adriana L. Balisi

I am currently a 5th year architecture student at University of Santo Tomas. I am eager to learn. Recently, I’ve been spending my free time with my friends virtually.

Dianne Baradi

I am an architecture student whose work inspirations come after midnight while drinking a good cup of coffee. I am also a homebody person who prefers watching movies and taking care of my plants.

Hannah Christineh C. Edillo

I am an architecture student at the University of Santo Tomas. My favorite pastimes are reading books and playing with my dogs.


  • Ramil B. TIBAYAN
  • Rancho ARCILLA

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