The Outlets at Lipa was designed by WTA Architecture and Design Studio to be a retail pit stop in the province of Batangas. The project is a 9-hectare outdoor retail development consisting of 22 retail buildings. Each building was designed around ideas of walkability and human scale with a carefully designed pedestrian network connecting the different parts of the project.
The pathway is continuous and creates a loop around the complex for a fluid and dynamic shopping experience. The Outlets at Lipa proposes around 300 retail outlets, restaurants, outdoor playgrounds, football fields and covered areas for everyone’s use and enjoyment.
The integration of the football field is central to the project’s driving principle to be a playful space for entertainment and retail. The football field also hinges on the country’s rising interest in the sport. Situating the football field within the back part of the complex is intended to invite traffic into a less visible part of the development.
A central pathway is the main street that runs through the central axis of the complex. The outlets are spread out on each side of the spine, emphasizing the main direction of the pathway. The central spine likewise divides the development into Phase 1 and Phase 2. With only one level for the development, the elevation seems monotonous and small compared to the adjacent property. Playing with the levels adds more significance to the buildings and makes them more attractive. The buildings take a better advantage of the contours, which makes the development more interesting while keeping it simple.
1. Aust Phils Design - Frame Glass Windows
2. Puyat Steel - Roofing
3. Boysen - Paint Finish
4. Davies - Elastomeric Paint Finish
5. Synotex - Fiber Cement Paint