Athletics stadium in New Clark City gets int’l architecture nod
The Athletics Stadium at New Clark City in Capas town in Tarlac province has received another nomination from the World Architecture Festival (WAF), according to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
The BCDA said the nomination proved “once again that Filipino architects and engineers are capable of constructing buildings that can stand out on the global stage.”
New Clark City’s internationally accredited sports stadium was nominated for the Engineering Prize of the prestigious festival that is set to take place at the FIL Exhibition Center in Lisbon, Portugal from December 1 to 3, the BCDA said.
WAF already included the stadium in the shortlist of Sport Completed Buildings last July. More than 270 entries were nominated across all Completed Buildings subcategories by the WAF, the largest international architecture event in the world.
BCDA president and CEO Vince Dizon lauded MTD Philippines, BCDA’s development partner in New Clark City, and architectural consultant Budji+Royal Architecture+Design for delivering the world-class sports facility.
“We are pleased to add another feather on our cap with the World Architecture Festival’s Engineering Prize nomination on top of Sport Completed Buildings shortlisting,” he said.
“For the New Clark City Athletics Stadium to be recognized at such a high level not only for its architectural brilliance, but also for its structural quality is a nod towards the thousands of engineers, designers and workers who completed this facility within a short period of time,” Dizon said.
MTD Chairman Isaac David also welcomed the recognition from the award-giving body.
“We were really ecstatic about the news that the Athletics Stadium we built at the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark City was included in the shortlist of entries for the WAF Engineering Prize,” he said.
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