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CHAPTER 4 DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1 SITE INVENTORY


4.1.1 SITE SELECTION

This process will be the first step in designing such high performance
building creating selective criteria that will specifically contribute to the
concept building of proposed project.
4.1.1.1 SITE SELECTION CRITERIA
-In establishing this particular project study, site selection will serve as first
step some up with a justifiable site for the project that will help not only its viability
but also concept building properties.
Selection Criteria suited for the project were divided into two: Major (specific) and
Minor (general) criteria
Major Site Criteria:
A. Sustainable Site
To begin with a project encapsulated with a high performance green concept,
the checklist to consider is to compromise with the sustainable site selection.
Generally, the prime intent of this criterion for this kind of project is to lessen its
environmental impact by cutting down the use of energy in transportation, pollution
reduction and flood risk minimization. The site selection for the structure has an
utmost consideration of the following:

Public Transport/Mass Transport Proximity - The location of the


proposed project must be near to a near to public transportation line or near
transportation terminals with a distance of 1-1.5 km radius from the site. The
general intent at this criterion is to improve the air quality of the site vicinity
by reducing vehicle use. The environment effects of automobile use include
vehicle emission that contribute to the buildup of smog and air pollution.
Increased use of pubic and mass transportation can improve air quality. A
large number of people will be encouraged to use the existing public and
mass transportation line if it is is convenient and near to their living and
areas. Encouraging the use at public and mass transportation schemes will
also reduce energy and fuel demand for transportation.
Community Connectivity - The general approach for achieving this site
criterion is to give preference to the site within an existing or ongoing
development of urban fabric. Activities like business and financial,
educational, medical, recreational and commercial must be present near
within the sites vicinity. The proximity is determined by a distance of 1 to 1.5
km radius from site's vicinity. Considering this services proximity, this will
improve the environmental quality in relation to transportation and
productivity of the occupants. Making these activities near the site's

preference may improve productivity by reducing the time spent from


transportation. In some services which are accessible through walking and
biking, this improves air quality of the site's vicinity through reduction of
automobile use. In addition, occupants health can be improved by increased
level of physical activities.

Minimal to zero ood risk - Aims to encourage the location of the site to
be minimal in terms of flooding. This will improve building's lifecycle and
avert building and its occupants to the negative impacts of flooding. The site
must not be near to a floodplain zone and experience not more than 1.5 m of
water elevation.

The following thought of these criteria are adopted from the past chapters 1 and 3
which cited the different elements of a high performance building. These are also
present in some design guidelines for a high performance building such as LEED for
new construction and BERDE version 1.0 for new construction.
For other major criteria, the focus is now on viability, practicability and functionality
of the project.
B. Investment activity potential
Situated or near to the CBD area and tourist spot prior to its development
viability and compromise with the modern living in city with fast track
business activities and city leisure.
Provides excellent business opportunities and urban recreational activities
with sense of security within the vicinity.
C.

Minimal no obstructions in site

D.

The site shall be minimal in terms of obstruction to increase potential in


terms of solar and wind harvesting for building use to promote energy
efficiency. Also since the project is a high rise structure, unobstructed views
from the higher zone with interesting skyline views also promotes good
market.
Building height restrictions

Since the project is a high rise structure, unobstructed views from the higher
zone with interesting skyline views also promotes good market values.

Minor Site Criteria:

Trafc vehicular movement


o Traffic vehicular movement is considered for the convenience of travel
and accessibility
Existing Land Use
o Land use consideration will tell whether the site is applicable on the
proposed site. This will also affects the maximum gross floor area of
the site to cater the needs of the target users. The site shall fall under

a mixed use zone or a C-3 to C-4 high density commercial zone or R-5
high density residential zone.
Existing utility
o Existing utility lines must be available because it will be the basic
source of necessity for the project such as power, potable water,
sewer and communication.
Good soil condition
o Good physiographic and geologic condition of the site is also
considered so the project will be economical in terms of structural and
civil works. The site must not be prone to liquefactions for good
structural stability.

a. GROSS SITE SELECTION


The site lies within the area of Quezon City, the largest city in Luzon. It is
truly indeed, one of the major cities in the Philippines because of the
presence of high urban activity. Quezon City offers a wide range of urban
activities.

SITE
A

SITE
B

SITE
C
Fig.1 Map of Quezon City
Google Maps)

showing the selected sites (Map source:

b. DISCRETE
SITE
SELECTION
Three sites have been chosen for the proposal. Sites were filtered and
selected according to the criteria identified.
SITE A: Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
SITE B: Cor. EDSA, East avenue, Quezon City
SITE C: Anonas, Aurora, Boulevard
c. FUNCTIONAL SITE SELECTION
For the best selection accomplishments, we have used the LIKERT SYSTEM
to rate the selected sites to fit the best site for the proposal. This tool is
provided for the detailed quantity of the analysis of how the after-mentioned
sites compromise in relation to the major and minor site selection criteria.

Site
Criteria

Major Criteria
A. Sustainable
Site
Transport
Proximity
Community
connectivity
Minimal flood
risk
B. Investment
activity
potential
C. Minimal
site
obstruction
D. Building
height
restriction
Minor Criteria

Weight

Bagong
Pag-Asa
Quezon City
Ratin
Pts
gs

EDSA,Quezo
n City

Anonas,Qu
ezon City

Ratin
gs

Pts

Ratin
gs

Pts

60%
20%
8%

0.32

0.32

0.32

8%

0.32

0.32

0.32

4%

0.2

0.2

0.2

15%

0.6

0.6

0.6

15%

0.6

0.75

0.6

10%

0.5

0.2

0.4

40%

Traffic
vehicular
movement

10%

0.4

0.4

0.4

Land use

10%

0.5

0.3

0.5

Existing
Utilities
Good soil
condition
TOTAL

10%

0.4

0.4

0.5

10%

0.3

0.2

0.4

100%

3.69

4.24

Table 1. LIKERT SYSTEM: SITE CRITERIA TABULATION

4.1.1.2 SITE JUSTIFICATION


Based on our tabulation in the Likert Scale System, the highest rated site was
SITE A, which is situated in Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, North Triangle, District 1 in
city of Quezon. Considering the major and minor criteria for site selection process,
SITE A is able to comply with the requirements of the criteria, better than the other
sites.
In terms of sustainability of the site, the selected site is concluded to be
transit-oriented location. A lot of transportation modes and terminals are present
within the vicinity of the site. The transportation terminals of Trinoma mall and SM
North EDSA mall are the main transportation hub within the area. The
transportation hubs move people from the area to other cities of NCR namely,
Caloocan, Pasay, Paraaque, Makati, Marikina, Pasig, Mandaluyong, and Valenzuela.
The hubs offer a wide range of choices of sort of transportation:
-Cabs
-PUJs (Public Utility Jeepney)
-PUVs (Public Utility Vehicle)
-PUBs (Public Utility Bus)
-Comet (Electric Jeepney)
Connection to the Community will be achieved because of the following urban
activities:
-business
-medical
-recreational
-educational
-commercial

The site has a low occurrence of ooding, which is proven by the Flood
Susceptibility Map of Quezon City issued by the City Planning and Development
Department of Quezon City.
The site is also favorable in terms of Investment Activity Potential since the
site lies within the area of a Proposed North Triangle Central Business District
and Triangle Exchange District. According to the Local Government of Quezon
City, the proposal is envisioned as a world-class, highly transit-oriented, mixed-use
community, walkable, vibrant night and day, with easy access to amenities that
shall make urban living comfortable, convenient and ecologically compliant.
Site Obstruction might occur because the site is adjacent to a train depot owned
by the MRT.
Traffic congestion might occur during rush hours since the site is just along EDSA
The site is situated in a Commercial-Zone land use based on the 2011
Quezon City Actual Land Use Map issued by the City Planning and Development
Department of Quezon City.
Utilities are present and installed underground. The soil condition is good and is
not prone to landslides during storms, typhoons and earthquakes.
4.1.2 SITE DATA
4.1.2.1 MACRO SITE DATA
4.1.2.1.1 PHYSICAL PROFILE
4.1.2.1.2 SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE
4.1.2.2 MICRO SITE DATA
4.2 SITE ANALYSIS
4.2.1 SWOT ANALYSIS
4.2.2 SUMMARY OF SITE ANALYSIS
4.3 USER ANALYSIS
4.3.1 DEMOGRAPHIC DATA OF EXPECTED USERS
4.3.2 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
4.3.3 BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS

Brief Background of Quezon City


Quezon City became the most populous city in the year 2000 with is 1.58 million
inhabitants. With more people, there is a high tendency that an area will develop.

Therefore, more opportunities will come up and more development will continue to
rise.