Sunday, August 21, 2011


Hanwha E&C to build world’s largest domed arena near Manila

Korean builder strives to become one of the world’s 100 largest construction firms

Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. began work on the world’s largest domed arena in the Philippines on Thursday.

The work for the $175 million contract, signed on Aug. 4, got underway in a ceremony attended by Hanwha E&C officials including vice chairman Kim Hyun-chung and those from the Filipino Christian organization Iglesia Ni Cristo that issued the contract.

Hanwha E&C vice chairman Kim Hyun-chung (right) and chief of Iglesia Ni Cristo Eduardo Manalo shake hands after the groundbreaking ceremony near Manila on Wednesday. (Hanwha E&C)

The facility located near Manila, named the Philippine Arena, will be fitted with 50,000 seats and its domed roof will be nearly 36,000 square meters, making it the world’s largest domed arena, the company said.

Hanwha E&C said that the work will be carried out over 30 months to be finished early 2014.


  1. I'm proud to be Pinoy!!!
    I'm proud to be Iglesia ni Cristo member!!!
    Glory be to GOD!!!

  2. proud to be a iglesia ni cristo!

  3. The Philippine Arena maybe the largest dome structure in the world but its 175 mil dollar cost cannot compare to the Mormon conference center in utah which cost 240 mil dollar (Granite Auditorium).

  4. Comparison: Philippine Arena worth 175 million sollar, seating capacity 50,000 while Mormon Conference center worth 240 million dollars, seating capacity 21,333 with Theater seating capacity 900. Mas matibay,maganda, at standard ang structure ng sa mormons

  5. Gaya-gaya lang naman ang iglesia ni cristo sa mormons. Search nyo ka sa google: "Iglesia ni cristo and the mormons" ng malaman nyo.

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  7. Hay naku Mon Martinez... Bat hindi na lng natin i-appreciate ang ginawa ng INC keysa mag batikos, manira or manlait sa kanila. Dahil sa structure na yan marami ang makikinabang, hindi lng mga inc kundi mamayang pilipino. Isa din yan para ma attract ang mga foreign investors sa bansa, not to mention ang mga turista na pupunta na magbibigay ng maraming trabaho para sa mga pinoy. International artists, orchestra concerts, mag host ng beauty pageants like ms. universe, international circus at iba pa. Yan kse problema sa yo eh... Puro paninira lng ang alam mo. Grow up Mon... Grow up!!!