PECCA 2023: Megawide wins prize for Sto. Niño Chapel project

Megawide Construction Corp. can add another plaque to an already vast collection. True to form and vision, Megawide has been recognized for its innovative engineering solutions. 

At the Philippine Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards (PECCA), the Company’s work on the Sto. Niño Chapel in Cebu City won the Decorative Concrete prize, besting other entries

The Sto. Niño Chapel is part of the Carbon District Modernization project, a 50-year joint venture between Megawide subsidiary Cebu2World (C2W) and the city government of Cebu. The Chapel is located in the historic downtown area of Cebu.

The Chapel is 378 square meters in size; its design inspired by the shape of Sto. Niño’s crown. The fluid motion of the Sinulog dance also  served as a creative influence, as seen in the wave-like roofing element. 

The ceiling and undulating roof of the Chapel are among its most distinctive features, having been made with reinforced concrete. Formwork construction was vital to this achievement.

The 30-foot-tall Sto. Niño image located atop the Chapel faces the Mactan channel.

The Park and Chapel cover an area of over 3,700 square meters. The entire area has been landscaped and is accessible to the public. The waterfront and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway are visible to visitors. Masses are currently held inside the chapel on Wednesdays, Sundays, and every first Friday of the month.

PECCA is organized by the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) and the American Concrete Institute Philippines (ACIP). The award recognizes projects with outstanding use of innovation and technology, and for inspiring excellence throughout the global concrete design and construction community.  

Megawide was also victorious in the last two PECCA ceremonies. The Company won the Best Infrastructure category for Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 and the Decorative Concrete category for Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, both in 2021; and the Mid-Rise Structures category for the Plumera Mactan, in 2022.

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