|The Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) organised a ceremony in HCM City on Friday to announce the winners of the contest to design the terminal for Long Thành International Airport in the southern province of Đồng Nai. – Photo vnexpress.net|
HCM CITY– The Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) organised a ceremony in HCM City on Friday to announce the winners of the contest to design the terminal for Long Thành International Airport in the southern province of Đồng Nai.
Sixteen domestic and foreign consultancy units participated in the contest, according to the organisers.
The first prizes, each worth US$15,000, were presented to three designs including one in the shape of a lotus flower (LT-03) submitted by Heerim Architects & Planners, another by a joint venture between Japan Airport Consultants and Adp Ingenierie Shigeru Ban Architects, which used bamboo furniture (LT-04), and one by the CPG Consultant-Azusa Sekkei-Pae joint venture, which features coconut leaf details (LT-07).
Deputy Minister of Transport Lê Đình Thọ said that the selected designs will be further studied, completed and used in devising a feasibility report for the project, which will be submitted to the National Assembly for approval in late 2019.
The Long Thành International Airport is set to have total investment of VNĐ336.63 trillion ($14.8 billion), with construction divided into three phases.
In the first phase, a runway and one passenger terminal along with other supporting works will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year. This phase is hoped to be finished by 2025.
In the second phase, one more runway and another passenger terminal will be constructed to serve 50 million passengers and 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year.
After the third phase expansion, the airport will be able serve 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo each year. — VNS