Mactan Cebu International Airport Won a World Architecture Award


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Mactan Cebu International Airport
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The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) won the “Completed Buildings-Transport category” during the World Architectural Festival among the global airports.

Moreover,  IDA Hong Kong, multi-awarded firm, in collaboration with international Filipino designers such as Kenneth Cobonpue, designed the award-wining airport of Cebu.

“Together with the MCIA Authority and all our stakeholders, we congratulate Integrated Design Associates (IDA) Hong Kong, led by Winston Shu, on this momentous achievement. We are proud to share this international recognition with the Filipino people,” said GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. chief executive advisor Andrew Acquaah-Harrison.

About the Mactan Cebu International Airport

Harrison explained that the World Architectural Festival recognized the airport in Mactan has an iconic and symbolic architectural structure, which all Cebuanos and all Filipinos can be proud of.

According to the judges, the 65,500-square-meter terminal of Cebu, Philippines is simple and elegant and was built using locally sourced materials.

“It is intergrated into the local area through the development of a local hub and a landscape plan,” WAF said in its website.

“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 memorable travel experiences,” it added.

Further,  Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the Tainan Bus Station in Taiwan, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, the Barangaroo Ferry Wharf, Mernda Rail Extension, and Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal in Australia, are the nominees for the award.

Reference: MCIA picked over Changi in world architecture fest

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