The city of Iloilo in the Philippines boast what is being called the islands first world-class mass housing community outside of Manila. It is called Providence Iloilo. The residential plaza in Iloilo was designed by Ildefonso Santos, ASLA, considered the “Father of Philippine Landscaped Architecture. Providence Iloilo is a new urban community model for the islands, designed to have a balance of housing, jobs and services. Santos’ structure at the entrance to the new community includes an egg-shaped work of art and a dancing fountain with synchronized lightings and music, said to be the first mechanized fountain on the island of Panay. A reflecting pool incorporates 70 some sculptured brass birds in flight and ara-al boulders. The environ around the pool combines greenery, pavestones and two walls of colorful mosaic tiles.
Situated in the vicinity of Barangay Balabag, Pavia, Metro Iloilo City, it will become the center of a New Urbanism, a design movement now sweeping the globe in its reinvention of the neighborhood concept. Providence Iloilo, designed to have a balance of housing, jobs, and services, aims to fulfill every Filipino family’s dream of a secure, accessible, comfortable, and sustainable home and community. It also allows for a variety of choices in home sizes, types and styles made available and affordable for the most discerning in providing for a quality family life.
Providence Iloilo is strategically located near government centers. Close to the Iloilo airport, harbor, and the Jaro cathedral, it is accessible through several routes, namely, the Diversion Highway, the Jaro-Tacas Route, and the Pavia-Jibaoa-Mandurriao Route. Hence, its prime location situates it at the heart of the metropolis, possessing the lifeblood that’s uniquely Iloilo.
Providence Iloilo is the only subdivision with three village centers with three swimming pools, 2 basketball courts, 2 double stories clubhouses, inter-active children’s playground, and many more.
Each 200-meter radius inner village center, only a 3-minute walk to various facilities like playgrounds, multi-purpose halls, and shop houses (lined up on its outer radius), is at the heart of natural and landscaped village spaces, made open for the enjoyment of everyone in the community. Hence, riverside promenades for public gatherings and entry to neighborhoods, and gazebos overlooking the park and fit for recreation and relaxing nature activities are also well provided for all residents and otherwise.
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