THE New Clark City [NCC] Athletics Stadium was nominated again for another category in the World Architecture Festival [WAF] slated on December 1 to 3 at FIL Exhibition Center in Lisbon, Portugal.
Aside from its previous nomination for the Sport-Completed Buildings Category last July, the athletics stadium is also vying for the Engineering Prize of the international award-giving body.
Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and Chief Executive Officer Vince Dizon commended BCDA’s development partner and architectural consultant MTD Philippines and Budji+Royal Architecture+Design, respectively, for the world-class sports facility. The Athletics Stadium was constructed in compliance with international design codes and standards within 18 months.
NCC Athletics Stadium, which was inspired by the “caldera” of Mount Pinatubo, the contours of Sierra Madre ranges and details of parols in Pampanga, is the first major sports hub constructed by the government since the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in 1934.
The facility has a 20,000-seating capacity, a nine-lane 400-meter track and field, and another four-lane warm-up track.
It was previously nominated as one of the top 10 best stadiums in the world at the annual Stadium of the Year Awards, and has passed the standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations.
For her part, Governor Susan Yap said that she is elated by another nomination from an international body.
“We are proud to have a facility like this in our province. This nomination is another added feather to the province’s cap,” Gov. Yap said.