Wednesday, October 26
Design: NAIA Terminal 1
The Philippines' airport terminal 1 (NAIA1) is ranked the worst airport in the world. Granting it's 30 years old, it is long overdue for a makeover. Well, I think being ranked as the "worst" has its silver lining. There's now an immediate plan to revamp the facility. The best designers in town, Budji Layug, Royal Pineda and Kenneth Cobonpue, along with the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines, gave a pro-bono design proposal.
This is what Kenneth Cobonpue's social media page says about the NAIA1 Rehabilitation and Renovation project.
"It's time someone did something about the worst airport in the world. So we made this design because we believe that no matter how beautiful our country is, our airports give the first and last impressions. This plan is relatively inexpensive and simple to adapt. The plan also involves renovating the interiors to allow faster flow of travelers between security, immigration and departure.
The first step has been done. Lets hope our government moves on this proposal quickly."