All The WOW News in Cordillera

Sunday, December 13, 2020

LOOK: Design for New NAIA terminal is inspired by Cordillera's Banaue Rice Terraces

Photo Courtesy || Megawide

Cordillera - People of Cordillera will have another thing to be proud of as the design for the new NAIA is inspired by the the Banaue Rice Terraces.

The company Megawide with its partner GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GMR) revealed the architectural design of the new NAIA Terminal 1 that cost around P109 billion. 

In the proposed design, the central landscape of the terminal will be called the "Hagdan" (Steps) which is a sunken garden that reflect the Banaue Rice Terraces. 

Their will be a walk-way in the middle of the terraces so passenger can go and relax while waiting for their flights. 

Photo Courtesy || Megawide

"Our intent is to create a dedicated, enjoyable space where people can relax while waiting for connecting flights or arriving passenger, and where departing passengers can spend more time with their loved ones," Megawide Executive Director for Infrastructure Louie Ferrer said.  

The terraces design can be viewed in upper levels that are intended for the parking and commercial building.

The Banaue Rice Terraces is one of the national heritage landmark of the Philippines and the called the 8th wonders of the world.

It was built largely by hand by the Ifugaos of Cordillera over 2000 years ago. 

Read the message from Megawide Corporation as it introduces the First-World NAIA Terminal "Hagdan".

“As the first and last impression visitors will have of the Philippines, NAIA itself should deliver a positive, unforgettable experience that people can equate with their stay, something truly Filipino. We’re not just rehabilitating an airport – we're creating a new symbol for the country,” said Louie Ferrer, Megawide Executive Director for Infrastructure Development.
The First-World NAIA celebrates the wonders of the Philippines. The vision for Terminal 1 is inspired by one of our national heritage landmarks, the 8th Wonder of the World: Banaue Rice Terraces. Designed with a woven roof structure and multi-level pathways, it will create a new "wonder" for the Philippines. 
The Banaue Rice Terraces are an organized system of irrigated rice terraces built more than 2,000 years ago by our Ifugao brethren. It is the product of perseverance, innovation, and community spirit, which we aim to celebrate. 
Our goal is to not only promote tourism to the area but also help preserve the culture, continuity, and natural beauty of the actual site. 
The transformed Terminal 1 is designed by Integrated Design Associates Ltd Hong Kong, the same architectural firm behind the MCIA Terminal 2 and the new Clark International Airport new passenger terminal building. 


Unknown said...

Excited to see the final outcome not just the model design 😍😍😍 hopefully soon 💪

Beth pangisban said...

WOW proud to be CORDELLERA. Congrats to all.

Unknown said...

Wow ang ganda ❤️love it

Anonymous said...

Yeah but Still, only 1 Runway��, your flight will still be delayed because of single Runway.

Post a Comment

Featured Post

Igorot actor Jeyrick Sigmaton won Best Actor in International Film Festival Manhattan 2021

Photo Courtesy || Jeyrick Sigmaton Cordillera - Igorot actor Jeyrick "Carrotman" Sigmaton won the Best Actor for the Int...