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Title: DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GK ENCHANTED FARMS IN PHILIPPINES BASED ON GAWAD KALINGA PILOT PROJECT IN BULACAN
Authors: HARTONO WIJAYA
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Tan Beng Kiang
2011/2012 DTS
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2012
Citation: HARTONO WIJAYA (2012-01-12). DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GK ENCHANTED FARMS IN PHILIPPINES BASED ON GAWAD KALINGA PILOT PROJECT IN BULACAN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This Dissertation is presented as a collaborative work with Gawad Kalinga (GK) Center for Social Innovation (CSI). GK is a non-profit NGO based in Philippines, which works towards providing low-cost housing for slum dwellers, and improving their standards of living. On top of building and maintaining more than 2,000 communities in Philippines, GK is developing a new typology of villages, called GK Enchanted Farms. GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan is conceptualized by GK-CSI to be the pilot project for the next 23 GK Enchanted Farms in Philippines. According to the Founder of GK, Antonio Meloto, as of January 2011, it has only been approximately six months since the development of GK Enchanted Farm first started. The 14-hectare development started as a typical 2-hectare GK village through the generous donation by a local landowner. Firstly, it is envisioned to be a Village-University, where classrooms are directly linked to GK community. It will include a GK village, farms, beds-and-breakfasts (B&Bs), a convention center, a dormitory, and other amenities. Secondly, it is planned to be the Center for Social-Enterprises, where young entrepreneurs are put in a supportive business environment to help them produce, showcase, and sell the best Filipino products. Thirdly, it is developed for Social-Tourism, where local and foreign visitors can interact with GK community directly, and understand the social issues faced by millions of poor Filipinos. Besides being planned to generate revenue and create livelihood for the locals, the development is looking for ways to reduce impacts on the environment, and at the same time, attempting to regenerate the dying part of the ecosystem. This ecological planning has often not been the top priority in the development of GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan. This study, which builds on the work of an NUS Architecture studio project, seeks to formulate a set of Design Recommendations for GK Enchanted Farms in Philippines. Based on the various information gathered from the locals, experts, field studies, and literature research, the Dissertation hopefully can benefit the developments of the next 23 GK Enchanted Farms in Philippines. Furthermore, it may even become a set of Design Recommendations for similar developments in other developing nations.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221815
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