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2 nature-inspired Clark infra reach global stage

CLARK (PIA) -- Two nature-inspired infrastructure projects in Clark have reached the global design stage.
 
These are the new Clark International Airport (CRK) terminal in Pampanga and New Clark City (NCC) Athletics Stadium in Tarlac.
 
CRK airport terminal is one of six airport finalists at the 2021 Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design Award, while the NCC Athletics Stadium has been shortlisted among the world's best completed buildings at the World Architecture Festival.
 
Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and CEO Vince Dizon said these global recognitions mark a milestone in modern Filipino architecture and design, reflecting local heritage and talent.
 
“We in government are very proud that the beauty of the Philippines, particularly of Central Luzon, will be discussed and highlighted on the international stage because of these architectural masterpieces," he added.
 
Dizon extended his gratitude to the people who contributed in the making of the projects.
 
"To the thousands of Filipino workers, from masons to designers, engineers and architects, involved in the Athletics Stadium and the new Clark terminal, our sincerest gratitude to all of you," he said.
 

The new Clark International Airport terminal in Pampanga. (BCDA)

Populous and Casas+Architects Principal Architect Ben Dawson, who designed the fit-out and gateway of the new Clark airport terminal said passenger experience was at the heart of their design.
 
“We brought our world-leading experience in aviation design to create a space that is international in its standards for passengers while delivering a strong sense of place and cultural heritage for Filipinos,” Dawson said.
 
CRK passengers and visitors will be greeted with the view of Sacobia mountain ranges in the west, and Mount Arayat towards the east. Accents of green and blue at CRK not just emulate the greenery and the landscape of Central Luzon, but also serve as an intuitive reference point for passengers and visitors. 
 
The green represents the landscape of Mount Arayat, which faces the domestic boarding gates, while blue refers to the waters of Manila Bay, which faces the international boarding gates.
 
On the other hand, Budji+Royal Architecture+Design Principal Architect Royal Pineda said the design of NCC Athletics Stadium celebrates Mount Pinatubo and Filipino resilience.
 
“Aside from the crater of Mount Pinatubo, the stadium’s design also drew inspiration from the contours of the Sierra Madre ranges and the festive details of the parols of Pampanga,” Pineda said.
 
NCC Athletics Stadium is the first major sports hub constructed by the government since the completion of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in 1934. (CLJD/GLSB-PIA 3)

New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Tarlac. (BCDA)

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