Pasig City Parks Waterfront MERIT
The Pasig City Parks Riverfront project is a system of waterfront parks that create recreational space, mitigate flooding, and redevelop natural habitat to create a cleaner, healthier Pasig River.
The declared “dead” Pasig River has been revived by a mix of governmental and grassroots efforts that have had promising results in cleaning the river. As a result, the new administration seeks to continue these efforts through design and to reclaim these spaces for the citizens of Pasig. The Pasig Riverfront Project develops a community and environmental infrastructure that reinterprets the unique forms of a riveren people – as a series of floating parklets.
“I think the intention to reclaim waterfront, in both a recreational and hopefully environmental way, is absolutely something that the design community should be focusing on, so it’s a reminder to all of us to rethink the water’s edge”
On the river, floating parklets are reminiscent of the coconut rafts traditionally used to transport the fruit through the area’s waterways. These floating parks include amenities for sports, play, cultural events, and transit. They also protect a narrow habitat to restore the mangroves on the river embankment. These trees clean the river while also providing the rich habitat to reintroduce fish, mollusks, and native birds to the water’s edge. Further down-river a series of playful park follies, draw from the history of the river’s fishing industry. These Salambaw bounce with the waves and reposition themselves with the tides.