BSP launches design contest for new "eco-friendly" building at New Clark City

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 9) — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has launched a design competition for its production facility which will be built at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.

"The conceptual design should be environmentally sustainable. It has to be green and should promote the use of resources such as energy, water and materials which are sustainable," BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno told CNN Philippines' The Source on Wednesday.

He said that in line with their goal of addressing the impact of climate change, they also want to contribute to the desire of the national government to decongest Metro Manila.

The design competition via public bidding is open to architectural and engineering consultants, according to the BSP website. Diokno said those from local and international companies may join.

He added that the competition will also have two stages: the eligibility screening and shortlisting; and submission of technical and financial proposals and conceptual design. Deliberation will be done for three months, and results will be out by October.

The new complex will be built on 31 hectares of land during the second quarter of 2022.

Meanwhile, the BSP's headquarters along Roxas Boulevard in Manila will be retained while a technical working group will determine what will happen to the Security Plant Complex in Diliman, Quezon City, Diokno added.