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ArchiNEXT Ground Breaking Ceremony for the 2015 Winner’s Design


Ground breaking ceremony at Brgy. Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac on February 13, 2016 for the construction of ArchiNEXT 2015 winning design. From L-R: TSU Dean of the College of Architecture Marco Bildan, UAP Angeles City Chapter Past President Arch. Alex Ocampo, UAP Area B Vice President Arch. Ollete, ArchiNEXT 2015 Grand Winner Laredo Angelo Paras, Jr., HCG President Sam Chen, Brgy Capt. Jude de Lenon, UAP Secretary General Arch. Nina Bailon-Arce, CODHASP President Arch. Lorelie De Viana, UAP District A2b Arch. Francis Frigillana, UAP Tarlac Chapter Presdent Arch. Alvi Masanque, UAP Past National President Arch. Ramon Mendoza.

Dreams do come true! The Sustainable Community Comfort Area (SCCA) design competition entry of ArchiNEXT 2015 Grand Winner Laredo Angelo Paras, Jr is now ready to be constructed.

Hocheng Philippines Corporation (HCG), manufacturer of quality bathroom fixtures and sponsor of ArchiNEXT: HCG Young Designers’ Competition, held a ground breaking ceremony in Brgy. Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac in partnership with the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP) and the barangay officials of the site on February 13, 2016.

The winning school, Tarlac State University (TSU), also came in full force with Dean of the College of Architecture Arch. Marco Bildan, ArchiNEXT 2015 Grand Winner Laredo Angelo Paras, Jr. and some faculty and students.

The community plaza is a busy area with a basketball court, day-care center, Veterans and Senior Citizen’s office, chapel and space for activities such as fiestas and other events. With the many activities it holds everyday, HCG envisions an improvement in the sanitation and comfortable public toilet for both the old and the young. Currently, Brgy. Sta. Juliana plaza utilizes only one pail flush toilet in a facility without a door.

ArchiNEXT: HCG Young Designers’ Competition, a CSR program of HCG in partnership with UAP and CODHASP aims to challenge the ingenuity and proficiency of young architecture students in designing sound and sustainable architectural masterpieces. Furthermore, the competition also aims to orient students in designing for the common good. It also aims to provide them a platform to showcase their abilities.

Hocheng Philippines Corporation (HCG) meanwhile is the manufacturer of the global brand, HCG bathroom fixtures. For more info, visit

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