In celebration of architectural innovation and research, the Architecture Department of Rizal Technological University (RTU) joined the 16th Annual Conference for Architectural Research and Education (ACARE 16). The department’s notable participation included an entry titled “NSYNK: A Mixed-Use Urban Hub and Wellness Complex, Integration of Sensory Design towards Reshaping Life in the City, Taguig City—a collaborative effort by Ms. Hammida S. Sumpingan, Design Adviser Ar. King Fredrick J. Sol, and Theory Adviser Ar. Marirose V. Vocal showcasing a forward-thinking approach to urban design.
The conference, held on October 21–22, 2023, at the National University MOA Campus in Pasay City, provided a platform for exchanging ideas and exploring cutting-edge concepts in architecture.
This year’s ACARE theme, “Universal Design ABCs: Architectural Projects + Beliefs + Creative Works,” set the tone for a diverse array of research outputs. The RTU Architecture Department’s entry, NSYNK, not only adhered to the theme but also pushed the boundaries of conventional architectural thinking.
The ACARE 16 conference provided an invaluable opportunity for architects, educators, and researchers to converge and engage in meaningful discussions. It served as a platform for sharing insights, experiences, and advancements in the field of architecture. The RTU Architecture Department’s participation underscored the institution’s dedication to fostering creativity, pushing boundaries, and contributing to the evolving landscape of architectural research and education.
As the architectural community continues to evolve, events like ACARE 16 are pivotal in shaping the discourse and propelling the industry forward. The RTU Architecture Department’s successful participation adds to its accolades and highlights its role as a key player in pursuing architectural excellence and innovation. The NSYNK project, emphasizing sensory design, stands as a beacon of inspiration for architects seeking to create spaces that serve functional purposes and enrich the human experience in the urban environment.