Location : Mandaue, Cebu City
Typology:
Commercial
Status:
Design Development
Lot area: 
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Floor area:
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Ibabao Commercial

Situated in the heart of an old, bustling central business district, this property offers one a welcome respite from the cramped and monotonous commercial spaces commonly seen in the surrounding areas. Contrary to typical vehicle-dominated and commerce-driven developments, the focus for this project lay in the pedestrian user experience. At the front, one can see a series of portals that form a repeating pattern along the main pathway. These beckon passersby inside a complex that boasts ample landscaping, an urban park, and spacious walkways that flow uninterrupted all throughout.

At the ground level, the restaurants are equipped with large bi-fold glass doors, allowing tenants freedom to transform the typical interior dining area to one that spills over into the lush courtyard. The parking area serves as a multi-functional space for hosting various activities, adding to the overall liveliness of the development. Including the park, these outdoor areas fill a void in the urban landscape and create a sense of place the community residents will remember for generations.