Bislig Bayfront

Best Landscape Architecture Project

About the project
Surrounded by the majestic Bislig Bay and further extending to the Pacific Ocean, the Bislig Bayfront will become the first public open space in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. Formerly occupied with informal settlements, the proposed 8,500 sqm waterfront development aims to uplift the city branding and tourism, and encourage green spaces for leisure and recreation while enhancing the natural environment.
Inspired by the Karawasan Festival which features dancing crabs abounding in the city, the Bislig Bayfront is envisioned to showcase movement and versatility in its landscape design and innovative amenities. The park will feature recreational facilities, such as a skate park, play areas, outdoor fitness space, viewing deck, tree promenade and activity lawn.
Truly, the Bislig Bayfront is an exciting waterfront destination that will upgrade the city’s branding, cultural identity and tourism while making the city a better place to live.

Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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Additional information
The Rock News — Bislig Bayfront Groundbreaking Ceremony

Applicant and authors of the project
Ecohaven OPC.
Urban and landscape design firm based in Manila, Philippines. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Don Manlangit is driven by his commitment to making cities better places to live. He formed a dynamic team of architects and designers. Together, they formed an innovative company with knowledge and experience in landscape architecture, master planning, urban design, branding and environmental graphics.

Other participants
Client: City Government of Bislig
General Contractor: OJN Construction and Supply