In the age of urbanization, the world’s population is expected to double by 2050 but due to the nature of this study, the researcher will focus specifically on the city of Lucena located in Quezon Province along the Pan-Philippine Highway and Quezon Eco-Tourism Road in Brgy. Bocohan. The notion of well-being becomes especially crucial due to the dynamic development of people and their environment. As stated, (O'Neil, 2020), well-being has become a widespread social issue, and architects and designers are taking notice. However, it is necessary to know and comprehend the value of well-being because as a community’s social, cultural, and economic capital develops, comprehending the importance of a human and nature’s well-being is turning out to be quite challenging to define and is frequently downplayed. Well-being is commonly seen superficially, even though it is fundamentally a holistic view that comprises physical, psychological, emotional, social, and economic welfare. Conforming to O’Neil’s statement, (Stadnicki, 2017) stated that humans are biologically inclined to respond positively to nature, and maintaining a connection to it is essential to each individual's health and well-being because humans, in general, seek a sustainability movement. This thesis's definitive goal is to define and design a center that is beneficial for humans as well as for the environment’s well-being. By carefully defining well-being, reviewing the current circumstance standards, researching various case studies, conducting survey and data tabulations, and ultimately proposing a new, mixed-use therapeutic developmental wellness center that supports the interaction of people with nature and their built environment while anticipating potential development as an outcome of increasing urbanization to accommodate the influx and dynamic change in Lucena City.


Sustainability Movement
Human to Environment Interaction
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