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New Clark Airport to Introduce Modern Filipino Design by Budji+Royal Firm
Nov 2019 – Mero Asia has successfully been awarded the 1st project in the Philippines, making our foyer into a new market and strongly endorsed by the Megawide GMR consortium for the EPC contract for the Clark International Airport (CIA) New Passenger Terminal Building (NPTB) Project. With a long list of completed airport projects in the region, we have now added Clark International Airport.
For the first time, modern Filipino architecture will have its imprint on a major Philippine airport, as the tandem of Budji Layug and Royal Pineda creates the architectural concept for the Clark International Airport Terminal 2.
“The modern Philippines will finally manifest itself to the world,”
— Architect Pineda —
Illustration shows how the Sierra Madre, the biggest mountain range in the country, serves as inspiration of the wavy silhouette of the new Clark International Airport terminal 2.
Perhaps, for the first time, modern Filipino architecture will have its imprint on a major Philippine airport, as the tandem of Budji Layug and Royal Pineda creates the architectural concept for the Clark International Airport Terminal 2. “The modern Philippines will finally manifest itself to the world,” architect Pineda puts it succinctly.
Design is at the forefront of redeveloping Clark in Angeles, Pampanga, as the country’s model of a progressive city. Among the firm’s key projects is the upcoming Clark International Airport Terminal 2. The Clark redevelopment is a project of the Bases Conversion Development Authority, with its president and CEO Vince Dizon and chair Greg Garcia, Budji+Royal is doing the architectural concept design of the new terminal in collaboration with the Hong Kong-based consultant Integrated Design Associates. The project is with Megawide.
The Budji+Royal firm is defining Clark’s urban planning and architecture based on its advocacy of Modern Filipino architecture and design—as the concept will be branded hereon.
Pineda says, “Although we Filipinos respect international standards, some of their solutions are specific to a foreign setting. As Filipinos, we must take charge of our vision. We can open up to the world to collaborate and learn the best practices but apply them in our context.
“Once we create solutions and articulate them in our designs, they can become the modern Filipino standards for architecture. Other tropical countries can study how we are doing it. We are trying to generate innovations so that we can share them with the world. We can produce distinctly Filipino designs which make us authentic.”
— Architect Pineda —
The new 100,000-square-meter terminal (about the size of Hong Kong International Airport’s Terminal 2) will complement the main Clark International Airport and the Ninoy Aquino International Airports (Naia) in Manila to accommodate the ever-increasing passenger traffic.
The design bears a sense of place—the soul of the country.
Envisioned as an architecture landmark in Pampanga, the terminal will have a façade inspired by the wavy silhouette of Mount Arayat, which is 16 kilometers away from Clark, and the Sierra Madre, the country’s largest mountain range.