Payatas Controlled Disposal Facility

Quezon City, Philippines

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Winning team: Gold Gears
Team members: Constantino, Guinevere S., Liann James B. Malubay, Crystal B. Capiral, Dann Dexter E. Corpuz, Meigan Ira A. Isidro, Jeffrey DG. Clemente - Bulacan State University

Gold Gears entirely re-imagine the landfill area through a holistically sustainable approach that revolves around the full remediation of the project site's soil, air and water.  To specifically contribute towards air improvement the team proposed a Greenhouse Gases Reduction Plan. To introduce water management into the site the team proposed a water management system of soil capping and stormwater run-off redirection. 

Finally, the Payatas Eco-Park is a community and ecological park that will consist of open spaces used as multi-functional recreational areas. Lounging areas with gazebos, viewing decks for sightseeing, a pavilion for small events, and the eco-museum as an educational facility for all ages.

Key Components

  • The Greenhouse Gases Reduction Plan proposed includes carbon sequestration through carbon farming and phytoremediation. Bamboo trees have a high carbon sequestration potential due to effective CO2 fixation and rapid biomass accumulation. 

  • The team proposes a plan of soil capping and stormwater run-off redirection. 

  • Improving Soil Bearing Capacity through the compaction, confinement, and replacement of poor soil within the area to develop a green and sustainable site. 

Learn more about the project in the 
project presentation.

Presentation of the site

The Payatas Controlled Disposal Facility (PCDF) is located in the Northeast of Quezon City. The closure of the disposal facility between 2010 and 2017 presents an opportunity to use this land in an innovative and climate friendly way that provides new economic opportunities for the community.

The closure and redevelopment of the PCDF site will improve environmental and health outcomes in the longer term. However, surrounding communities have recently faced economic adversity due to the loss of employment and livelihood opportunities after the closure of the site.

To address this, it is expected that the site will be redeveloped as an open space where people can relax, an agriculturally productive site that will increase livelihoods, and transport corridor for people to shortcut through the city.

There is also an area near the disposal site that is currently occupied by informal settlers. 
The PCDF is currently undergoing Post Closure Care Management with the aim of removing toxic gases and soils for safe development to occur. The planning for the future use of the site has not yet started. With this competition, the City aims to receive from students creative vision and fresh ideas to reimagine what the future of the site could look like.

Approx. site area
30ha of the PCDF site + 4ha of nearby land currently occupied by informal settlers.

The total population of Barangay Payatas, Quezon City is 130,333 -4.4% of the city’s total population. Some of the population are currently housed in informal settlements, while others also experience poverty and social adversity.

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Jury Composition

Lucille H. Chua, Head, City Architect Department
Isgagani R. Verzosa, Jr., OIC, City Engineering Department
Nancy C. Esguerra, OIC, Parks Development and Administration Department Emmanuel
Hugh F. Velasco, Sustainable Development Affairs Office
Milag San Jose-Ballesteros, Regional Director for East, Southeast Asia and Oceania C40
Mark Tom Q. Mulingbayan, Chief Sustainability Officer and concurrent Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Manila Water Company
John Lucas, Consulting Business Leader ARUP
Tabassam S. Raza, Associate Dean, Philippine School of Business Administration
Victoria M. Segovia, Associate Professor and Head, Environmental Science Program, Philippine Women's University-Manila

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