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RSHP wins £1billion Taiwan airport job

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has won the international competition to design a new terminal at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan

The practice, working alongside Taiwan engineering firm CECI and global engineering consultancy Arup, saw off competition from Foster + Partners and a team including UN Studio (pictured bottom) to win the massive job.

The jury said that it had been impressed with the ‘innovative planning and design’ submitted by RSHP, including an interior that moves up and down to reflect changes in users.

Buildings to be constructed under the project will include a new terminal, boarding gates, concourses and a multi-function building, along with transport infrastructure.

The scheme is the largest of Taiwan’s 10 major construction projects identified by the government, and has a total budget of 74.6 billion Taiwan new dollars (£1.49 billion).

David Fei, president and chief executive of of Taoyuan International Airport Corporation, said the project is aimed at increasing investment in Taiwan and galvanising the Taoyuan economy.

The new 640,000m² Terminal 3 building is planned to host 45 million passengers-a-year.

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

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

RSHP’s previous airport work includes the new Future Terminal 1 for Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and its 2006 Stirling Prize-winning Barajas airport in Madrid.

UN Studio's shortlisted scheme for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

UN Studio’s shortlisted scheme for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

 

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  • Amazing how quick it will be to build this project- complete by 2020. If it were in the UK we'd still be in the planning stage by then!

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