Mactan Cebu International Airport wins World Architecture award


CEBU – Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 defeated other transport stations of other countries at the World Architecture Festival on Dec. 4-6 in Amsterdam. 

MCIA won the festival’s Completed Buildings-Transport category, beating Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, Sydney Australia’s Barangaroo Ferry Wharf, and several other constructions.

“The architecture of Terminal 2 was designed by multi-awarded firm Integrated Design Associates (IDA) Hong Kong and its Principal Architect, Winston Shu, in collaboration with world-class Filipino designers,” MCIA said.

The judges’ notes on the winning project are as follows:

“This is a simple and elegant new airport that uses many locally sourced materials. It is integrated into the local area through the development of a local hub and a landscape plan.

The internal spaces are light and uncluttered and the design is capable of future extension.

It is clearly popular with the local community and this established a memorable travel(s) experiences”

The Mactan Cebu International Airport terminal, which prides itself on having timber arches and floor-to-ceiling glass panels, was conceptualized with the help of Kenneth Cobonpue, a world-famous Cebuano furniture-maker.

Its 65,500-square meter facility was built by GMR-Megawide, a Filipino-Indian consortium.

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