Gomez, Ryan Paul E.
Before, mixed use building was invented by one of the modernist architect Le Corbusier to separate industrial zoning that produced pollution and to protected public health and residential property value in Paris. (Wikipedia.org). In today’s urban and suburban development, mixed-use development is becoming increasingly essential for the creation of an attractive and sustainable environment that promotes economic vitality, social equity and environmental quality. (Flynn, L, 2003). In urban areas, has a trend to be vertical, with retail, office, and residential loaded to maximize density. In suburban areas, broader and horizontal developments in the form of town centres developments are successful. The designers and developers all over the world attribute the motivation behind such development schemes to the public’s desire for a community. Mixed-use development schemes are often endorsed as essential towards the creation and preservation of an attractive and sustainable living environment. On the contrary, Philippines has voluminous mixed-use buildings are built in different areas of the different companies like Ayala Land, Garces Real Estate, Robinsons Land , etc. , but this trends of mixed-use development provides insufficient solution on the daily subsists and needs of Filipinos.
II. Background of the Study
During the American occupation, Manila seemed to be a much better looking and cleaner city than it is today. One of Manila’s well-known streets, the Escolta, could also be the oldest. It was originally designed by the American to apply the traditional town planning of America like in downtown in New York, to be a business hub of Manila. Detectable by observing the streets, the roads are narrow keeping the flow of automobile slow, parking slots are parallel to the sidewalk allowing the pedestrian to park and to leave quickly. The genius loci of Escolta are to enjoy and use the space in...
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