Cagayan de Oro City has recently won as the grand winner in the government/evacuation category in the ‘Liveable Cities Design Challenge’ which was organized by the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Cagayan de Oro team has presented ‘Oro Central’ designed by architects and experts from Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Xavier University, United Architects of the Philippines, the private sector and the local government headed by Local Investment Promotions Officer Ms. Eileen San Juan.
Mayor Oscar Moreno has expressed his deep appreciation to the people who worked hard to achieve the most coveted award in the Liveable Cities Design Challenge in the flag raising ceremony at the city hall last Monday. The mayor is keen enough to make this ‘Oro Central’ turn into reality and has envisioned this edifice to be the next landmark in the City of Golden Friendship. “We are very proud and happy for what you have done for the city. We can’t repay you for this.You have done your part which was acclaimed by a panel of experts, and now is our time to do our part to realize this project which will become a landmark in the city’s public school,” he said.
Oro Central will not just be a iconic public school but will also serve as a temporary shelter of evacuees in times of calamities. It will have a green roof that will become a debriefing and wellness area.
The Livable Cities Design Challenge is a planning and design competition which encourages city planners in the Philippines to come up with new and competitive plans that will transform Philippine cities into climate change, resilient and disaster resistant areas.
Photos by Cagayan de Oro City Info Network