Mactan Cebu International Airport
The second largest airport in the Philippines opens its doors with a timber roof design
The extension of the second largest airport in the Philippines to include a new 65,000 m² terminal for international flights to 23 destinations is complete and Austrian companies played a leading role in this. Passenger operations commenced on 1 July 2018 and are now among the most modern in South-East Asia.
Timber construction beats steel construction
Terminal 2 was originally designed for steel construction by planners in Hong Kong. However, the aim was to offer the arriving and departing guests something special, to welcome and say goodbye to visitors in a very special, resort-like atmosphere. The open architecture and building materials aim to reflect the ‘friendliness, openness and warmth of the culture of the Philippines’. For creative, ecological and traditional reasons, the choice fell on the most sustainable of all building materials, wood. Timber processing has been firmly anchored in the Philippines for centuries.