The Jury will use the Judging Criteria to rate the submission entries. The Judging Criteria will be used for all the competition stages.

1. Identity (20%)

How does the design of the Supreme Court Complex represent the core values of the Supreme Court and Philippine Judiciary, namely, majesty, transparency, equality, fairness, consistency, stability; and democracy?

Is the design attractive, iconic and representative of the mandates of the Supreme Court of the Philippines?

What message does the Complex convey given its new location in Fort Bonifacio? How is it connected and differentiated from its former complex in historic Manila?

2. Functionality (20%)

Are the space allocations accurate and efficient? Are the space adjacencies designed to be functional?

Is there a separation between public, semi-public and private spaces to aide in the efficient flow of activities for the occupants and visitors?

Are Universal (Inclusive) Design features used in the design such that the Complex is accessible to the elderly, people without disabilities and people with disabilities?

3. Security (20%)

Are there security measures in the building and site designs to safeguard the occupants and visitors of the Complex?

Is there a private access route separate from a public access route such that some of the occupants may have alternative means of egress in times of emergencies?

What are the design features in the Complex to prevent terrorist attacks?

4. Sustainability (20%)

Did the overall design of the Complex use the lowest carbon footprint possible?

Are Low Impact Development (LID) strategies used in the site design?

Are passive design features (ex. correct orientation, sun shading devices, natural ventilation) prioritized in order to reduce energy and water consumption?

Are there provisions for renewable/alternative sources of energy in the Complex?

What are the strategies to lower water consumption in the Complex?

Is there a conscious effort to use sustainable materials? (ex. Rapidly renewable, local, with recycled contents, low VOC, etc.)

Does the Complex design encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for its occupants and visitors?

How will the Complex withstand natural and man-made calamities?

5. Feasibility (15%)

Is the estimated project cost reasonable and accurate?

Are the construction materials used locally available?

Is the building design realistic and implementable?

6. Innovation (5%)

Are there other innovative strategies used in the building and site design that are not mentioned in the other criteria?