Philippine Arena is set to be the world’s largest domed arena by 2014. Iglesia Ni Cristo(Church of Christ) a Filipino Christian church signed a $175 million contract with Hanwha E&C(Engineering & Construction) Corp. on August 4, 2011 in a ceremony attended by Hanwha E&C officials including vice chairman Kim Hyun-chung and INC Executive Minister Eduardo V Manalo and many other guests to build several structures including the Philippine Arena. Having a 50,000 seating capacity and 36,000 square meters, Philippine Arena makes it to be the world’s largest domed arena.
The facility located near Manila, named the Philippine Arena, will be fitted with 50,000 seats and its domed roof will be nearly 36,000 square meters, making it the world’s largest domed arena, the company said.
Hanwha E&C said that the work will be carried out over 30 months to be finished early 2014.
“By winning this contract for building the world’s largest dome arena, the company was able to prove its technological capabilities and the ability to carry out overseas projects,” Kim said in a statement. The company said that in the biddings for the contract, it competed with China’s Jiangsu International and the Philippines’ largest construction company EEI Corp. The project will be conducted in design-build process in which the contractor is responsible for all related processes from designing to building the facility, the company said.
By Choi He-suk (email@example.com)
“The Philippine Arena is three times bigger than the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium, Korea’s largest indoor Arena”, said by a Hanwha E&C official.
Hanwha E&C vice chairman Kim Hyun-chung (right) and Executive Minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo Eduardo Manalo shake hands after the groundbreaking ceremony in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan on Wednesday. (koreaherald.com)
Ciudad de Victoria
Home of the World’s Largest Arena
(photo by Eranio Mariano)
The planned location of where the Philippine Arena will be built is in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan
INC(Iglesia ni Cristo) members said it is orginally planned for the upcoming (100th year) Centennial Anniversary to be held in 2014 and many activities of the church but it is still open for everyone to use for any ocassion. The project also aims to boost Philippine’s turism program.
Here are the photos of the proposed design for the Philippine Arena
EVM Convention Center Interior
Other structures that are planned to be built are:
NEU(New Era University) Stadium Image 1
NEU(New Era University) Stadium Image 2