Cagayan de Oro Developer’s Coral City Project Featured in Science Textbook


One of the design projects of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp. (ITPI) – the developer of Primavera Residences – has recently been featured in a Philippine science textbook. In its “Exploring Life through Science” textbook series for Grade 9 students, Phoenix Publishing House featured Coral City as a perfect example of biomimicry.

Coral City is ITPI’s architectural design concept for a socialized housing project in Quezon City. Biomimicry is a new field in science that studies the natural form and functions found in nature and imitates them to create solutions.


Coral City is a 30,000-sqm green complex comprising individual buildings shaped like corals. The complex is designed to address disaster resiliency and sustainable development in the Philippines. It is the developer’s official entry to the Design Against the Elements (DaTE) international architectural competition held in Manila in 2011. It won a Special Energy Award in the competition.

The textbook highlighted the unique biomimetic design of Coral City, particularly its green features that make the complex sustainable and disaster resilient.