This is an invitation-only competition

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Manila Bay Central 
Park Challenge Manila Bay Central 
Park Challenge

The Manila Bay Central Park Challenge is organized by SM Prime Holdings and Buildner. This exclusive, invitation-only competition aims to design a landmark park for Manila’s future Central Business District. The client has ambitiously set a goal to create a space that rivals the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The competition seeks to develop a sustainable and iconic public space that will serve as a visual and cultural beacon for the city.

Invited participants are tasked with creating a cohesive design that enhances urban connectivity, promotes community engagement, and incorporates environmentally sustainable practices.

The prize fund for the winning design is 350,000 euros. The winning design will set the tone for future development, establishing the park as a vibrant hub for both locals and visitors.

Congratulations to the five
shortlisted design firms!

We are excited to announce that the following companies have been shortlisted from a list of invited firms by Buildner. The selection was made via a rigorous Request for Qualification (RFQ) process. Each firm will receive €50,000 compensation upon successful submission of their project.

This is an outstanding achievement and an incredible opportunity to design a future global landmark for the Philippines. The companies are listed in random order.


Total prize fund

350,000 + Construction

5 shortlisted projects will EACH receive

50,000 €

Each of the five selected firms will receive 50,000 EUR to support its conceptual design work.

THe winning team will receive an additional

100,000 €

+ funding to travel to the World Architecture Festival in Singapore to present its project
+ the option to enter into contract negotiations with the client to develop the project

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time.

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

Paul Finch

World Architecture Festival


Zenaida D. C. Galingan

UP College of Architecture


Tim Kobe

Eight Inc

United States

Jessica Sy

SM Prime


Ken Yeang

Hamzah & Yeang


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