Korea-based engineering and construction firm Hanwha Engineering & Construction (E&C) has competed the construction of the Philippine Arena in Manila.
Claimed to be the world’s largest domed performance hall, the indoor arena was built on total area of 74,000m² with 51,000 seats and a roof area of 35,000m².
Located at Bulacan, around 27km north of Manila, the $175m arena is around three times bigger than South Korea’s Olympic Gymnastics Hall, claims the company.
Hanwha E&C president and CEO Lee Keun-po said that, by completing the largest indoor area in the world, the company will be recognised for its building ability and technical skills in the overseas construction market.
"We expect more contracts on civil engineering and construction projects in the Southeast Asian region," Keun-po said.
Hanwha took 30 months to build the indoor arena, which will be owned by the Filipino Christian Church foundation, Iglesia ni Cristo.
In addition to the latest milestone, Hanwha E&C is also approaching the completion of the Bismayah New City project in Iraq, which is worth $8bn.
This year, Hanwha E&C plans to secure contracts worth KRW4.2 trillion ($4.1bn), of which 65% of the projects are from international markets.
Image: The Philippine Arena in Bulcan near Manila. Photo: courtesy of Ramon FVelasquez/Wikimedia Commons.