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New Clark City hosts successful inaugural triathlon More than a thousand athletes participated in the first-ever triathlon held in New Clark City fromOctober 19-20, 2019. The event, organized by the GoClark Sports and Events and the BasesConversion and Development Authority (BCDA), welcomed participants from all ages with thehosting of the Kids’ Triathlon, fun run, and the major triathlon race. “We’re fortunate that a lot of athletes and spectators supported the event. Hopefully these sportsfacilities will eventually help promote wellness and healthy living for many Filipinos. Seeing thefaces of the participants, they were so happy. It’s just the beginning of what’s more to come [herein New Clark City] in the next few years,” BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon said. Dizon added that the race was another opportunity to test the sports facilities before the 30thSouth East Asian (SEA) Games which will run from November 30 to December 11. Official Testgames will start next week and will be participated by international athletes. Participants raced at the world-class Athletics Stadium, Aquatics Center, and the new access roadfrom New Clark City to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway which will boost connectivity in CentralLuzon. There were also para-athletes who joined the race. “This event proves that you don't have to be an elite athlete to do this sport,” says GoClark Sportsand Events Director Jumbo Tayag. 2017 SEA Games men’s triathlon silver medalist John “Rambo” Chicano, Philippines’ top bet forthis year’s 30th South East Asian Games said the sports facilities are a huge help for nationalathletes as they train for competitions. “Napakalaking tulong ng ganitong facility para sa aming mga atleta kasi ‘di na namin kailanganmag-overseas na training camp so ‘yun pa lang, makakatipid na kami kasi pamasahe pa lang‘tsaka accommodation din malaki. Sa ganitong paraan, nakakatipid na. Nakaka-engganyo pa tayong kabataan [to turn to sports] dito sa Clark,” Chicano said. “[For] Filipino athletes, to do the SEA Games in front of the home crowd is one of our biggestopportunities to promote our sport, triathlon. To showcase that we are good in endurance sportsand that it should be given so much funding,” Gold medalist triathlete Nikko Huelgas underscored.“Kasi ‘pag tinutulungan ‘yung Philippine sports mas naiinspire ‘yung buong bayan to engage insports and nabibigyan ng opportunities ‘yung mga tao magkaroon ng magandang buhay. Sportsgives you a better life.” Both the Athletics Stadium and Aquatics Center meet the standards of international governingbodies, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Federation Internationalede Natation (FINA). -END- Reference:Leilani Barlongay-MacasaetAssistant Vice President for Corporate Communications+63 908 899 8578 CAPTION FOR PHOTOS 1-4: The inaugural triathlon in New Clark City held Sunday, October 20, attracts hundreds of participating athletes as the multi-sport event also showcased the new and world-class facilities, such as the Aquatics Center and the Athletics Stadium. John “Rambo” Chicano, the Philippines’ top bet in the upcoming SEA Games, finishes first in the elite category of the inaugural New Clark City triathlon held Sunday, October 20.
The first public sports event held in New Clark City gathered 1,160 professional and non-professional triathletes in the Philippines with more than 5,000 spectators also joining this two-day event hosted by BCDA in partnership with GoClark Sports and Events. The NCC Triathlon also served as a send-off for the national triathletes who competed in the regional biennial meet. Aside from elite triathletes like Nikko Huelgas and John “Rambo” Chicano, celebrity athletes and kids ages 8 to 14 years old were given the chance to participate in the race that is expected to be staged in NCC every year.
No events at year 2018.
The two-day short swim competition series’ heats will have timed finals, sorted into eight age groups based on the participant’s age as of December 31, 2022. The best swimmers in each category will have a chance to compete for the Finis National Finals this June, also at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.
New Clark City will be the pilot area for what could be the game-changer in terms of design, concept, and cost in affordable housing in the country. In a recent webinar attended by more than 40 participants from public and private corporations, developers, banks and financial institutions, the BCDA, in partnership with United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (UK-FCDO), unveiled the design and concept for affordable housing that are anchored on the following principles: affordability, mobility, safety and security, economic resilience, healthy design, community and inclusivity, climate and environmental, and accessibility. BCDA Senior Vice President Engr. Joshua Bingcang and the Delivery Team of the Global Future Cities Programme led by Royston Brockman (Director of Tripleline Consulting in UK), Marie Stephanie Tan-Hamed (Partner in SGV/EY Philippines), and Ian Simpson (Director of Broadway Malyan) discussed the overall masterplan, detailed forecast on housing demand and supply, and the financial aspects of the project. View Deck
Inspired by the natural beauty and key features of Central Luzon, the new Clark International Airport (CRK) terminal in Pampanga and the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Tarlac are both in the running for prestigious global design awards. The new CRK airport terminal is one of six airport finalists at the 2021 Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design Award, while the New Clark City Athletics Stadium has been shortlisted among the world’s best completed buildings at the World Architecture Festival. UNESCO’s Prix Versailles recognizes architecture that fosters a better interaction between economy and culture, and includes a range of categories from airports to shopping malls. Other finalists in the airport category are New York’s LaGuardia airport, Germany’s Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, Greece’s Athens International Airport (South Wing), Kazakhstan’s Hazrat Sultan International Airport, and New Zealand’s New Plymouth Airport. For its part, the Lisbon-based World Architecture Festival is one of the world’s largest architectural events, highlighted by its awards competition dedicated to celebrating and sharing international excellence in architecture. Other finalists under the sport category are Japan’s Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Australia’s Ken Rosewall Arena Redevelopment and Rod Laver Arena, USA’s Carolina Panthers Training Facility, Norway’s BÃƒ¸lgen Bath and Leisure Centre, as well as the United Arab Emirates’ Al Janoub Stadium. Just a few of the elements infused in the design of the new gateway are the silhouettes and lines of Mount Arayat and the Zambales mountains. The crater of Mount Pinatubo, meanwhile, stands proud in the design of the New Clark City Athletics Stadium. “These global recognitions mark a milestone in modern Filipino architecture and design, reflecting local heritage and talent,” said Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince Dizon. “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. 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.” Silhouetting majestic nature CRK is the only airport in Southeast Asia to be included in the 2021 Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design Award. This is also the first time a Philippine airport has made it to the Prix Versailles list. BCDA and the Department of Transportation are the implementing agencies of the CRK New Passenger Terminal Building. The structure of the new CRK terminal was built by the consortium of Megawide Construction Corporation and GMR Infrastructure, with Budji+Royal Architecture+Design as the architect. Meanwhile, the operations and maintenance of CRK are being overseen by Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corporation (LIPAD), a consortium of Filinvest Development Corporation, JG Summit Holdings, Changi Airports Philippines and Philippine Airport Ground Solutions. LIPAD appointed Populous and Casas+Architects for the gateway’s fit-out and interior design. CRK passengers and visitors will be greeted with the view of Sacobia mountain ranges in the west, and Mount Arayat towards the east. “Passenger experience was at the heart of this design,” said Populous Principal Architect Ben Dawson. “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 added. 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. The inspiration behind the design of the new CRK terminal is the melding of Central Luzon’s natural and cultural heritage, which is manifested in the play of shapes, textures, and forms in its facilities. “Nature was a major source of CRK’s inspiration during its conception as it presents, with emphasis, our identity as Filipinos. The silhouette and its permeable character highlight its environment and people. Its majesty is not about standing out amidst what is around it but rather it is about taking part in the grand orchestra of the place,” said Royal Pineda, principal architect of Budji+Royal. Equipped with contactless bag drops, check-in counters, and an ordering system, the new CRK terminal will be able to serve up to 8 million passengers annually. Once its doors open by the end of 2021, CRK passengers and visitors will also enjoy other inclusive features like a transit lounge for overseas Filipino workers and a separate exclusive lounge for soldiers and police officers. The new CRK terminal is the first hybrid public-private partnership project that was planned, constructed and completed–from start to finish–under the Build Build Build program of the Duterte administration. Embodying Filipino spirit With a 20,000-seating capacity, a nine-lane 400-meter track and field, and another four-lane warm-up track, the New Clark City Athletics Stadium served as a venue for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. BCDA tapped Budji+Royal to be its architectural partner for the stadium. “Ã¢â‚¬â€¹Ã¢â‚¬â€¹To 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,” said Pineda, noting that the design 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. 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). The facility’s design was ably executed by MTD Philippines, BCDA’s development partner in New Clark City.
The water polo competition is one of the four aquatic sports along with swimming, diving, and open water swimming held at the Aquatics Center in New Clark City during the 2019 SEA Games. Among the squad that caught the imagination of sports fans in the country at the 30th SEA Games is the Philippine Men’s National Water Polo Team who capped their magical run with silver while other record-breaking performances by athletes from other countries were also celebrated. Singapore’s star swimmer, and 30th SEA Games gold medalist, Joseph Schooling has described the FINA-certified pool at the Aquatics Center as “beautiful.” But aside from the aesthetics of the entire structure, there are technologies inside the center that support optimum athletic performance that athletes like Schooling have been raving about.