0Taoyuan Airport T3

The design for Taoyuan Terminal 3 synthesizes the practice’s previous major airport experience with the specific brief. It has brought together the flexibility of the single span, the loose fit volume of Heathrow Terminal 5 with the warmth and human qualities of the flowing interior spaces of Barajas Terminal 4. The result is a unique, dynamic and fluid architecture that allows for easy adaption and future transformation of airport functions without compromising the passenger experience or the architectural integrity.

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The RSHP proposal is inherently simple in its concept. The design is inspired by Taiwan’s beautiful landscapes, the seas surrounding it, its rhythms of nature and life to create a series of unique interior places designed for their purpose and protected beneath an elegant hard-shell roof. Within, a soft inner surface is malleable and dynamic to celebrate and form the ever-changing spaces below.

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The nature of the interior spaces whether grand, intimate, uniform or dramatic and the extent of those spaces too can be changed. This adjustable scaling will give passengers spatial clarity in all areas; large, small, busy or quiet, to reduce stress and improve wellbeing and comfort. This flexibility ensures the airport is always at its best and suitably presented as the principal gateway to and from Taiwan to the rest of the world.

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This terminal will be the first of a new generation, a highlight in the journey for new and seasoned travelers alike. It will offer arriving passengers an equality of spatial experience to those departing. Its rational plan arrangement is forecasted to deliver minimum connection times of just 40 minutes, the best in the region, with simple way-finding and airside connectivity.

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Project Info
Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Co-Architect: Fei & Cheng Associates
Structural Engineer: CECI Engineering Consultants / Arup, Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Transport Consultant: OTC Planning & Design
Retail Architect: The Design Solution
Client: Taoyuan Airport Corporation
Gross Area: 640,000m²
Year: 2015-ongoing
Type: Airport

  • Mahmoud

    This is only about the external and internal characters of the project… The article didn’t mention one of the most airport development information or actually a list of it.. Like how many passengers per year and the peak hour capacity also the area of the project.. Is it international or domestic and a big list that can help architects and normal reader to have a good idea to the project….in addition to the relation to the other airport is not in the right place… Not every one knows e Heathrow airport and the others

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