August 20, 2021

New Clark City Athletics Stadium Gets Nominated at World Architecture Festival

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  • The New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Capas, Tarlac will be competing in the Sport-Completed Buildings category at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon, Portugal from December 1 to 3.

    The announcement was made last month and all nominees are invited to come to Lisbon by the end of the year. Due to the pandemic, it will cover nominees both from 2020 and 2021.

    Screengrab from World Architecture Festival

    Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and Chief Executive Officer Vince Dizon welcomed the recognition and congratulated Budji+Royal Architecture+Design, the architectural partner for the stadium, as well as the thousands of workers who made the Athletics Stadium a reality. 

    “We thank the World Architecture Festival for giving its nod to the New Clark City Athletics Stadium. It is another testament to the ingenuity of the stadium’s design and structure. Indeed, this is more proof that Filipinos can also be champions in producing outstanding facilities that are on par with other architectural masterpieces in the world,” Dizon said.

    IMAGE from Bases Conversion and Development Authority 

    New Clark City Athletics Stadium is the first major sports hub constructed by the government since the completion of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in 1934. It is also the first-ever facility in the country to receive a Class 1 certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

    With a 20,000-seating capacity, a nine-lane 400-meter track and field, and another four-lane warm-up track, the stadium served as a venue for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. It was previously nominated as one of the top 10 best stadiums in the world at the annual Stadium of the Year Awards.

    IMAGE from Bases Conversion and Development Authority

    To have this opportunity to share the New Clark City Athletics Stadium’s authentic nature and identity with our colleagues and an international audience makes me really very happy and proud. That was the objective anyway–to present our variety as modern Filipinos through architecture and design,” Royal Pinedaprincipal architect and CEO of Budji+Royal, said.

    Currently, the team is preparing to present for the festival.

    “How to best express the story behind the Athletics Stadium is critical. I’d like to be able to make the jury and audience discover and understand the status of our nation, our memories, and aspirations,” he said.

    Source:  and 

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