We visited New Clark City’s Aquatic Center 94 days before turnover—here’s how it looked
The developers, architects, and contractors say the 2000-capacity facility for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in November is coming along swimmingly
July 11, 2019
Written by Judith Torres and Denny Mata
Photographed by Ed Simon of Studio 100
Like the Athletic Stadium that Budji+Royal Architecture+Design designed, the Aquatic Center needed to be constructed within a tight timeline and budget. 94 days before the design and construction teams’ turnover date of 31 August 2019, BluPrint visited the site inside the New Clark City.
Budji+Royal wanted an iconic Aquatic Center that would bring verve to New Clark City’s sports complex; something people would easily recognize. On the day of our visit last May 29th, we instinctively lifted up our heads, gazed at the soaring structure, and took in the stunning geometry of its roof. It’s a beguiling spectacle from the makeshift entrance gate of the construction site, but it’s awe-inspiring inside and under its tessellated steel roof.