The Design Solution, a London-based design firm specializing in interior retail spaces for airports, has been selected to work on the new Terminal 3 (T3) building at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan.
The £1.5bn (US$2.25bn) project involves the construction of a 6,890,000ft² terminal building capable of accommodating 45 million passengers annually. British architects Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners (RSHP), Taiwanese construction firm CECI Engineering Consultants, engineers Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong Limited, and local architects Fei & Cheng Associates make up the rest of the team. The terminal is scheduled for completion by 2020 and features a design inspired by Taiwan’s landscapes and oceans, with a fluid architectural concept protected by an elegantly shaped hard-shell roof.
Graeme Johns, director at The Design Solution, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be part of this stunning project and will ensure that the retail elements fully complement RSHP’s winning design, with a combined focus on the quality of the passenger experience and the delivery of a Taiwanese inspired sense of place. The stunningly fluid design of the terminal combines the drama of the spatial experience with inherent versatility and simplicity of use, all of which are qualities that we will reflect in the retail zones.”
Design rendering courtesy of RSHP