Regeneration of Taoyuan International Airport, Terminal 1

Commercial / Mar - Apr 2016

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in good architectural condition, the 30-year-old terminal was already operating beyond its capacity and had become outdated.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 blank
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

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