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Taiwan airport opens £1bn terminal contest

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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has launched an international competition for a new £1 billion terminal

Planned to host 45 million passengers-a-year, the new 640,000m² Terminal 3 building will be connected to the airport’s existing Terminal 2 facility.

New service roads, multi-function buildings, apron facilities, taxiway systems and an ‘automatic people mover’ will also be required.

Formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, the airport is the largest in Taiwan and the eleventh busiest in the world.

The new terminal is part of the facility’s bid to become a large-scale hub serving East Asia.

According to the brief: ‘The project will be developed as a sustainable and intelligent airport, with comprehensive facilities encompassing functions in tourism, shopping, culture and arts to create new traveling experiences.’

The document continued: ‘Outstanding design proposals and professional services teams from all over the world are solicited to develop the project.

‘This project intends not only to satisfy the rapidly growing demand in passenger/cargo volume, but also to absorb advanced technologies such as self check-in; bag-drop systems; BIM and energy management to create a magnificent terminal in all respects.’

Three shortlisted teams will receive round £126,000 to participate in the competition’s second stage.

Judges include Bartlett School of Architecture director Marcos Cruz and International Air Transport Association head of airports David Stewart.

Participants must have already designed a terminal building handling at least 18 million passengers-a-year within the past 15 years.

The deadline for submissions is 21 August.





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