The publishers of Taiwan Architect Magazine, the Taiwan Architects Association, announced on Nov. 10 that the improvement work on Terminal One of Taoyuan International Airport, completed in June 2013, has been awarded the first prize in the Oscars of the Taiwan architecture world, the 2014 Taiwan Architecture Award.
Members of the evaluation committee noted the way in which the Terminal One improvement project utilized a third floor outside terrace, the design concept being the wings of a giant bird in flight, incorporating the idea of the traditional Eastern curved roof, with the arrangement of the steel struts making the architectural structure more stable. The design also covered the large area of the original platform, so that there was no need to increase the flooring on any floor, and this created imposing new areas such as the third floor arrivals and immigration hall. The cost of this improvement project was only 1/20, and it created only 1/10 of the carbon emissions and produced only 1/30 of the waste soil, compared to pulling down the old terminal and constructing a new one.
(Liberty Times, translated by Paul Cooper)
Photo: Yao Chieh-hsiu, Liberty Times
1. improvement work n. phr.
改善工程 (gai3 shan4 gong1 cheng2)
例: The improvement work for this new area will take at least 10 months.
2. imposing adj.
氣勢宏偉的 (qi4 shi4 hong2 wei3 de5)
例: The art installation is three storeys tall. It is very imposing.
3. carbon emissions n. phr.
碳排放 (tan4 pai2 fang4)
例: The aim is to reduce carbon emissions by another 5 percent within 10 years.
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