The Iloilo Esplanade wins as the honoree for Landscape Architecture at the 2018 Haligi ng Dangal Awards.
"A pioneering landscape work to redevelop a once neglected riverbank, the Iloilo River Esplanade generates a vibrant, walkable and memorable open space vital in today’s urban civic life. Stretching more than a kilometer along the banks of the Iloilo river, the esplanade reclaimed a major thoroughfare for the benefit of pedestrians, creating a space of civic empowerment. As part of the program to rehabilitate the Iloilo river, it provides a space for leisure and tranquility, and revitalizes the connection between river, city, and people."
The Haligi ng Dangal is a biannual award conferred upon completed/executed works in Architecture and its Allied Professions, namely: Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Environmental Planning.
Photo and text credits to Haligi ng Dangal Awards Facebook page