Work has started on a new city district masterplanned by Broadway Malyan in the Philippines. Developed to the north of the capital Manila on the site of a former military base, New Clark City is led by the Philippine Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) in partnership with a number of private developers.
Broadway Malyan was commissioned by Filinvest Land to masterplan the 288-hectare district.
According to Ed Baker, who led the design team from Broadway Malyan’s Singapore studio, the project followed a compact city model with the creation of a series of connected neighborhoods. Design-wise, the district will promote a move away from non-motorized forms of transport. This will be facilitated by shaded streets designed for pedestrians and cyclists.
The New Clark City masterplan also includes a range of integrated land uses, including university campus, residential districts, an industrial park, hotels and a mixed-use commercial center.
The plan also includes the integration of the existing hydrology, topography and flora and fauna where possible, with a key landscape feature being the river valley “Loop Park” that will run through the center of the scheme and will connect the different neighborhoods.
New Clark City, which is bigger than Manhattan island in New York City, was first inaugurated by in 2016.
Photo credit: Broadway Malyan