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Foster, Rogers and UN Studio vie for £1bn Taiwan airport job

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Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and UN Studio are competing for a new £1 billion terminal at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

The big name firms feature among three teams shortlisted for the airport’s new 640,000m² Terminal 3 building which is planned to host 45 million passengers-a-year.

The full shortlist

  • Project lead: CECI Engineering Consultants Taiwan (Taiwan) Joint Tenderers: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (United Kingdom), Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong Limited (United Kingdom), Fei & Cheng Associates (Taiwan)
  • Project lead: Bio-Architecture Formosana (Taiwan) Joint Tenderers: Van Berkel en Bos U.N. Studio B.V.(Netherlands), April Yang Design Studio Limited (USA)
  • Project lead: Foster + Partners Limited (United Kingdom)

The finalist teamss will receive round £126,000 each to participate in the competition’s second stage.

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.

Planned to complete in 2020, the new facility will be connected to the airport’s existing Terminal 2 building.

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

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





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