Press Release
January 22, 2016

Vista Land Inaugurates Floating Village in the South of Manila

Vista Land and Lifescapes, in partnership with Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) and Dutch construction company Dura Vermmer with KingspanUnidek, will be inaugurated on Friday (January 22) a floating village project called 'Vintahanan' in Laguna Lake.

The 'Vintahanan' project was conceptualized by Manuel Paolo A. Villar, the chief executive officer of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc., as part of the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR), throught its operating subsidiary Camella Homes.

"Vintahanan" is derived from the words "vinta" or a type of boat and "tahanan" or home. The floating houses or "vintahanan" were built to serve as a model of a floating village with proper waste management system in place. It is composed of four 22-square meter bungalow residential units or houses, an information center that will serve as its office, and an event center that will be a venue for activities or functions.

The floating houses or vintahanan are designed to float on flood water and when the water rises, they rise. The structure is fastened to 15-foot-long mooring posts with sliding rings, allowing it to float upwards during flooding.

"The floating village and the pioneering technology utilized in building are perfect for an archipelagic country like the Philippines, one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. It is an effective way of mitigating the damaging effects of climate change, particularly massive flooding and rising sea levels," said Villar.

As the country's biggest home builder, Villar added, Vista Land is well-positioned to be at the forefront of new innovations. Vintahanan is considered to be a showcase or model that can be duplicated in other flood-prone communities in the Philippines. Vintahanan is located in Laguna Lake, Lakefront, Barangay Sucat, Muntinlupa.

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