Sunday, December 07, 2008

The UP Ayala Technohub

The Starbucks at the UP Ayala Technohub is as of now, a quiet place for writers, academics and the UP Diliman litterati to pen their thoughts. Ayala sure did landscape the place to emphasize the complementarity of industry and academe.

My environmental science graduate class went around and took note of how Ayala included natural watercourses in their landscape design. According to our research in landscape ecology, these design attributes ensure that biodiversity co-exists with human activity.

The Plaza has a Greenbelt 4 like pavement fountain and indigenous trees.

Here is another view looking towards the commercial space and foyer.
Surely the UP-Ayala venture is a fitting symbol of the next 100 years of the University of the Philippines as a national and forward looking university.

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