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RE-TERRA’s Presentation of Architecture Design Finalists to Secretary Dar (Mar. 30, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 30 March 2021

Officials of RE-TERRA, a youth organization that conducted a national competition to garner innovative, transformative and futuristic designs that integrate agriculture into urban setting, met with Agriculture Secretary William Dar on March 30, 2021 to present the finalists of the winning designs.

The group – in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Pasig City government led by Mayor Vico Sotto – launched the contest in November 2020, attracting hundreds of young architects and students from 42 schools nationwide, and three from other countries.

During the meeting, RE-TERRA founder architect Kathleen Encorporado, presented the four finalists to Secretary Dar, who served as one of the judges, along with Mayor Sotto and three others. Among the four finalists chosen were:

  • Sibol: An Urban Community Farming Development Project (Team 1013)
  • UrbaniTree: A Suspended Greenhouse (Team 1016)
  • Dandro Farms (Team 1084)
  • URB: A Call for Pasig City to Counter Urban (Team 1127)

Encorporado said they will also present the respective designs of the four contest finalists to Mayor Sotto in April. The grand winner will be announced in May 2021, during the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s month celebration.

Also present during the meeting were DA Spokesperson and Asst. Sec. Noel Reyes and RE-TERRA Co-founder and THE Freshest CEO Fiona Faulkner. (Photo by Rita dela Cruz, DA StratComms)