Regeneration of Taoyuan International Airport, Terminal 1
March 22, 2016
The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 was built in 1979 and its design was influenced by Eero Saarinen’s Washington Dulles International Airport. Featuring a prestressed structure that was considered advanced at that time, the old Terminal 1 was serving an estimated number of 5 million passengers annually.
While still in good architectural condition, the 30-year-old terminal was already operating beyond its capacity and had become outdated. Due to subsequent rapid growth of passengers, a regeneration project was started not only to reestablish a new main gateway, but also to expand the terminal and increase passenger capacity to 15 million a year without tearing down the existing structure.
The goal of the redevelopment project was to create a sense of continuity with the past while accommodating change.
|Project Name||Regeneration of Taoyuan International Airport, Terminal 1|
|Location||Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County 337, Taiwan|
|Completion Date||June 2013|
|Site Area||33,719 square metres|
|Gross Floor Area||107,610 square metres|
|Building Height||4 storeys plus 1 basement|
|Clients/Owners||Civil Aeronautics Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communications|
|Architecture Firm||Norihiko Dan and Associates|
|Principal Architect||Norihiko Dan|
|Design Team||Ming-Hsien Wang; Eiji Sawano; Austris Jankovskis; Ralitsa Kafova; Masato Shiihashi; Tadashi Yoshimura|
|Supervision Architect||SHEU Architect and Associate|
|Structural Engineer||Structure Design Group (Kunio Watanabe)|
|Mechanical Engineer||Uichi Inoue Equipment Laboratory|
|Air-conditioning||Uichi Inoue Equipment Laboratory|
|Interior Architect||Norihiko Dan and Associates|
|Landscape Architect||Norihiko Dan and Associates|
|Images/Photos||Norihiko Dan and Associates|