The Marine Ecological Research Center in the Municipality of Pulupandan, Philippines
La Consolacion College – Architecture Thesis 2013
Proponent: Gale Orlean Jarlego
Architecture Thesis 2013
Project: Marine Ecological Research Center
School: La Consolacion College – Bacolod City
School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Interior Design
MERC is a self-contained scientific village on stilts. This project aims to develop scientific awareness among people where they can explore the areas of science.
Upon entering, a lodge will be established 4 d accommodation & support of the people conducting rsearch, education & Environmental stewardship Projects. This will b connected to another tourism facility, the discovery building, a museum with an extensive reference collection of marine organisms. The focal point of the development will be the MERC Main Building which will be given more emphasis by the Discovery Pond, an area which will promote interactivity between nature and the visitors. Another feature that will serve both as a recreational & learning area will be the dive facility. It will be on the same edifice as the Dolphin and Bird Watching Tower. Beside it will be the Avian Sanctuary, a holding facility for tourism, research and rehabilitation of avian forms.