REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Kagawaran ng Turismo

         

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Local News

 

The Department of Tourism extends its congratulations to the team behind the Mactan Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 as it reaped its latest accolade, taking the top prize in the Completed Buildings–Transport Category at the World Architecture Festival, held from December 4 to 6 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Designed by the Hong Kong–based architectural firm Integrated Design Associates with support from Budji+Royal and Kenneth Cobonpue, the award–winning terminal is a project of one of the Philippines' leading construction firms, Megawide Corporation, and India's GMR Group.

With Mactan being the second busiest international airport in the Philippines, this architecturally astounding building serves as an important gateway to the Philippines.

Among its strengths are its simple elegance, its innovative use of both foreign and locally sourced materials, and its oneness with its surroundings. The building's roof is meant to represent the ocean, while its expansive and exposed internal structure reminds one of the hull of a boat; its brightness and openness of space, deeply symbolic of the Filipinos' welcoming nature.

 

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