Transportation minister threatens to end Taiwan airport design contract

Redesign plan for Taoyuan Terminal 3 should be completed within 6 months: Lin

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/08/15
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Terminal 3 design. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the main design of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 is not changed, the government might decide to end the present contract, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Thursday (August 15).

The deadline for completing the terminal has already been pushed back from 2020 to 2023, but the cost and complication of the departure hall’s design has continued to be an issue.

British design team Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Taiwan’s CECI Engineering Consultants, Inc. planned to suspend 130,000 aluminum tubes in the shape of flowers from the ceiling of the hall, but critics have lambasted the project due to high cost and difficult maintenance.    [FULL  STORY]

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