Shane Belle Mae B. Lim

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


The Linear Economy Framework has become the standard design for the architectural field. This has then made the field an active contributor to the rising temperature and worsening climate change. As such, the researcher aimed to introduce the Circular Design Framework into the preservation and development of Intramuros’ built heritage as it is one of the Philippine’s forefront relic of its history. This is achieved through qualitative research in which a pool of literature regarding Intramuros’ current context and policies are synthesized with the circular principles consisting of its economic, environmental, and social dimensions. These are then used to create a circular framework specific to Intramuros. However, due to the limitations brought by the pandemic, further research and verification is suggested.

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About the Intern

This research paper was completed in September 2022 under the internship of Shane Belle Mae B. Lim.

Shane Lim is an architecture student specializing in Architectural Heritage from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. She has a passion for creative problem-solving pursuits both in the built environment and visual communication fields. As such, she is set to actualize one of her aspirations to contribute to Ph

Mentor: Christian Emmanuel Catahan

Intern’s testimonial:

With a background on Architectural Heritage, I was keen on applying for an internship that would further expose and hone my skills in the field. Undoubtedly, the internship in Intramuros Administration has enabled me to achieve so. Herein, I was able to utilize and improve my research and analysis skills and create meaningful outputs that are supplemental to the studies being conducted by the organization. In spite of the online setup, I was able to learn in greater depth the laws, policies, and practices protecting the built heritage of both our country and within Intramuros. Furthermore, the internship has re-acquainted and expanded my knowledge on the rich narrative the Philippines has as seen through the structures within the Walled City. This has then further provided me with insights regarding the country’s standards of preservation, conservation, and restoration of its built heritage. Truly this experience has made me more appreciative of our culture and history while simultaneously aided me in becoming a more competent individual.

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