ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN : GMW MIMARLIK
LOCATION : MANILA / PHILIPPINES
SIZE : 120.000m2
RESPONSIBILITIES : ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN LEADER
BIM PROCESS PLANNING
Clark International Airport, is an 8 million passenger per annum terminal, inspired by the Philippines architectural heritage and has a responsive design for challenging weather conditions. The terminal has a semi-circular plan, increasing departure lounge areas per airplane. The main semi-circle is divided with light belts, which emphasizes three main divisions of the terminal: the processor, airside concession areas and the pier. Roof design is inspired by the Filipino traditional houses with long canopies. Processor area, which contains check-in halls and baggage carousels along with other landside functions, has slight openings for light penetration from the north. Roof is covered with copper that is a common local material.
Interior of the terminal has large gardens, reflecting tropical climate, especially on the arrival hall, which creates a welcoming atmosphere for abroad Filipino workers. Local materials are given priority in interiors, obtaining the sense of tropical climate with a modern twist.