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World's Largest Arena, Manila, Philippines 
Wednesday 31 Aug 2011
 
Populous builds world's largest arena 
 
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11/09/11 Moises Mendez, Quezon City
Manifestation of God's love and blessing. Imagine a third world country like Philippines can able to build a magnificent structure like this. Glory to the Father!
01/09/11 Eddie Ramos, Houston, tx
It's another way of GOD's-giving inspiration to the members of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo) onwards to shining each ones light...lights of the world. May we all then be humble always as God will never forsake but fulfill His promisses to the Church. Glory be to our everloving GOD...
 

Record breaking civic facility begins journey to realisation in the Philippines 


Construction has commenced on the world’s largest indoor arena in Manila, in the Philippines, designed by the international architecture firm, Populous. In a ground breaking ceremony held last week, the arena design was described as a ‘phenomenal structure’.

The 50,000 seat indoor stadium at Ciudad de Victoria, with a construction value of AUD $200m, has been commissioned by the respected Philippine religion, Iglesia Ni Cristo (the Church of Christ) and will be complete in time for the Church’s Centennial Celebration in 2014. Populous has designed the arena with engineers Buro Happold, and construction will be carried out by Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp.

Project Director, Populous Senior Principal Andrew James, said: “The building’s capacity pushes the boundary of Arena design and will eventually establish itself as the world’s largest indoor arena. The form uses simple geometry to create an elegant appearance, while also giving the venue a powerful presence within its setting.”

The arena has been master planned to enable a further 50,000 people to gather at a “live site” outside the arena, to share in major events. While the arena will hold major church gatherings, it will also operate as a multi‐use sports and concert venue, capable of holding a range of events, from boxing and basketball, to live music performances.

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