The Senior Architecture students of Foundation University is now on its third course of shaping the lives of people through sustainable and eco-friendly architecture that is to be built on the water at Brgy. Bantayan, Dumaguete City. A sophisticated structure that floats, that is not just any other traditional structure made out of stilts or rigid structural elements fixed to the ground but a structure that floats and will rise on top of the water by only using native bamboo and recycled plastic
Absence of marine guardhouse and reliance of sea-food resources from neighboring towns and even from other islands has been one of the concerns faced by the community. Apart from the city being surrounded by water yet still relying on neighboring cities supply.In order to attain food security from these marine sanctuaries, fish wardens are the ones obliged to secure the area. But the challenge is that there is no place for them to do their task and a place for them to stay during their shift.
By a hands-on experience that involves conceptualizing, designing and raising the funds by students. We are proposing a Marine Sanctuary Center, a floating structure that will be able to support the food security program, promote the preservation of the marine environment and provide a place where fishwardens can do their job efficiently and effectively.
Food security is a growing problem everywhere on the globe, the project will serve as a representation of our commitment to protecting the sanctuary in order to increase the fish population in the area but also to help feed the future generations of Dumaguete. A well protected sanctuary can generate not just an increase in fish supply but also revenue for the people. The structure will also be a constant reminder to always look at to our environment and the need to preserve it.