The New Clark City Sports Complex was recognized for its innovative planning, architecture, and design by the biggest and most credible industry awards in the archipelago, the 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.
The country’s real estate leaders recently gathered at the 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards anniversary gala to celebrate and give recognition to Filipino excellence in property development, architecture, and design. Among those who brought home big wins was New Clark City Sports Complex, which was awarded the Special Recognition For Public Facility.
“This feat is truly a testament to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority’s (BCDA) constant efforts to provide Filipinos the best public facilities possible by embedding sustainability, gender diversity and gender sensitivity, and smart components from planning to design and implementation,” said BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Aileen R. Zosa.
“With the help of our development partner MTD Philippines, architectural consultant Budji+Royal Architecture+Design, and all the men and women who worked on the Sports Complex, the New Clark City Sports Complex was born to give Filipinos a modern public facility they can be proud of,” Ms. Zosa added.
Opened in 2019, the New Clark City Sports Complex is the first major sports hub constructed by the government since the completion of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in 1934. The sports complex currently comprises three major facilities, namely the World Athletics-certified Athletics Stadium, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)-approved Aquatics Center, and the 525-unit Athletes’ Village.
The sports complex of New Clark City was put on the global map when it hosted the athletics and aquatic events of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Today, it hosts the safe return of the country’s much-awaited sporting events, from triathlon to swimming to football.
True to its vision of becoming the future home of athletes, New Clark City also houses the National Academy of Sports (NAS), a green and climate-resilient learning center and training ground for deserving Filipino scholar-athletes.
“Our promise is to continue building on our vision for New Clark City so we can open up more opportunities and provide a smart, sustainable and inclusive haven not just to those who live and work within the metropolis, but also to its surrounding communities,” said BCDA Officer-in-Charge Executive Vice President Atty. Gisela Z. Kalalo, who received the special recognition on behalf of the organization.
This special recognition is the latest of the awards New Clark City Sports Complex bagged in the past years.
The 20,000-seater New Clark City Athletics Stadium in 2021 received recognition from the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in the Completed Buildings – Sport Category, and was also shortlisted for the Engineering Prize of the same competition. In December 2020, the New Clark City was cited as the 2019 Sports Tourism Venue of the Year at the 4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards.