UN Studio, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, airport terminal, undulating roof, flexible spaces, small footprint, prefab, green facade, green architecture, Taiwan

Together with Bio-Architecture Formosana from Taipei, April Yang Design Studio from Ohio, and a multidisciplinary consultant team, the architects placed the main entrance of the terminal building at the south-west end of the site, which makes Terminal 3 visually dominant part of the Taoyuan airport facade. They reexamined the airport typology and decided to focus the design on creating an interior ecology which breaks away from the conventional look and feel of airports.

UN Studio, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, airport terminal, undulating roof, flexible spaces, small footprint, prefab, green facade, green architecture, Taiwan

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The building has a small footprint and uses prefab elements that allow for quick assembly. Through a holistic approach, the team focused on “place making” and established a sequence of spaces that are easily navigable and offer intuitive way-finding.

“With the aim of the client to be amongst the top of the international airports in the region, it was necessary to develop a concept that conflates functionality, atmosphere and flexibility – an airport that is sustainable from the get go,” said UN Studio’s Ben van Berkel.

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