Popularly known to be the World's Largest Dome Arena, Philippine Arena is owned by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) religious organization. The Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp., which is the contractor of the said project has already been working this month (August 2011) to build this world's largest dome arena in Bulacan, Philippines.
The contractor of the project, Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. (Hanwa E&C) is a development and construction company based in South Korea. Its vice Chairman Kim Hyun-chung shake hands with the INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo after the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.
Eduardo Manalo (left), Kim Hyun-chung (right) picture (koreaherald.com)
According to the Korea Herald, Philippine Arena is estimated to be worth $175 million contract which was signed on August 4, 2011. It has a seating capacity of 50,000 (seats), floor area of 74,000 square meters and its domed roof is nearly 36,000 square meters which makes it the "World's Largest Dome Arena".
Hanwha E&C will work for the said project for over 30 months and will be completed by 2014. The company said that 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 Philippine Arena is three times bigger than the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium, Korea's largest indoor Arena", said a Hanwha E&C official.
INC said that the Philippine Arena will be built for the Centennial Project during the 100th Founding Anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) in July 27, 2014.
The picture below shows the area of location where the Philippine Arena is going to be built.
Map location of the Philippine Arena (picture)
The particular place where the Philippine Arena will be built is in the Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan.
Ciudad de Victoria Home of the World's Largest Arena PHILIPPINE ARENA (photo by Eranio Mariano)
Some Pictures of the Philippine Arena - World's Largest Dome Arena:
Miniature architectural model of the Philippine Arena
Dome of the Philippine Arena
New Era University Stadium (NEU) located beside Philippine Arena
Philippine Dome Arena Miniature Model
(All images credited to their respective owners)
Philippine Arena Groundbreaking Ceremony Video:
The Philippine Arena would be a great place to house the most prestigious event of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) which is the Centennial (100th Anniversary) celebration by year 2014. It could be also a most spacious place to host a grandeur Grand Evangelical Mission (GEM) or it might be the next Olympic Games Arena.
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pinagpala talaga tayo ng ating Panginoon dahil makapagpatayo tayo ng pinakamalaking dome na kung saan lahat tayo myembro ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay magkakatipon-tipon sa umaabot na 100th Centennial Anniversary ng ating relihiyon =) and I'm proud to be one of the member of Iglesia Ni Cristo =).
Well, as an ordinary citizen of this country, my view is, I'm grateful for this good news because I'm hungry for more good news and tired of all the negative things that I hear, day in and day out. Regardless of our religious affiliation, I think we should be rationale and objective, in that we cannot deny the fact that this project will benefit so many people, materially, socially and to some extent, could be spiritually.. Should this benefit the INC people spiritually, I believe this is their own thing, worthy of being respected. After all another undeniable fact is that, the is unprecedented. I salute the INC administration and its staff and wish them more power. Mabuhay ang Pilipino and the world at large. Remember, we have only one world to live in.
@ nagma2la sakit lng na kptid, tama ka mahal na kptid pero alam ko na alam morin na patuloy ang paghihirap ang mundong ito, kaya wala nang pag asa kundi magtiwala sa banal na magagawa ng ating PANGINOONG DIYOS.ang pinakalayunin mg pamamahala ay mabigyan ng kapurihan ang ating PANGINOONG DIYOS at nakasulat yan sa BIBLIYA lalong nakasulat din na magpasakot tau sa ating pamamahala dahil ang DIYOS naglagay sa knila para mapangalagaan ang boung INC. GOD BLESS sayo na "nagma2la sakit lng na kpatid"
I am so happy for the Filipino people. First, they got the best fighter in the world, and now they got the biggest dome arena in the world! I hope God blesses this country even more. If every Filipino was given a dollar for every smile, there would be no poverty in your country.