August 22, 2021

SOAR HIGH: Clark International Airport Gets Nominated as Finalist at Prix Versailles in France

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  • The Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade announced that the Clark International Airport is one of the finalists at Prix Versailles in France.

    “I am happy that the Clark International Airport in Pampanga was named as one of the finalists for the Prix Versailles, a prestigious annual world selection, that recognizes the best architecture and design projects in the world,” he said.

    There are hundreds of projects that were completed in 2020 compete in the Prix Versailles World Finale and along with CRK in the top 6 are Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (Berlin, Germany), Hazrat Sultan International Airport (Turkistan, Kazakhstan), New Plymouth Airport (New Plymouth, New Zealand), and LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B (New York, NY, United States).

    Also read: Clark International Airport Terminal 2 Sets to Open This Year, World-Class Features Unveiled

    CRK Terminal 2/IMAGE from the Department of Tourism

    “To be nominated by a prestigious award-giving body is already a great honor and pride, not just as part of the DOTr, but also most importantly as a Filipino. This will not be possible without the hard work of our partner agencies, the BCDA, LIPAD, our contractors, and dedicated workers. To regard the Clark International Airport worthy of world recognition is already a huge encouragement for us to keep going and a reassurance that we are on the right track” he added.

    Based on the qualities of innovation, creativity, a reflection of local and cultural heritage, ecological efficiency, and the values of social interaction and participation, the CRK was chosen amongst the hundreds of projects completed in 2020.

    Screengrab from Prix Versailles

    The winners will be announced and feted in late November or early December 2021. The Clark International Airport is a joint project of the DOTr and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).

    Last month, Sec. Tugade, along with President Rodrigo Duterte, inspected the new terminal 2 in Clark which is set to open this year. With its newest features and state-of-the-art facilities, the CRK Terminal 2 is aiming to be the “Asia’s Next Premier Gateway.”

    CRK Terminal 2/IMAGE from the Department of Tourism

    “Like each year, six airports, six university campuses, six-passenger stations, and six sports facilities have been chosen, from amongst the hundreds of projects completed in 2020, to compete in the Prix Versailles World Finale,” they said.

    Prix Versailles is a renowned award-giving body in the world of architecture.   

    “The World Selections pay tribute to the qualities of innovation, creativity, a reflection of local, natural and cultural heritage, and ecological efficiency, as well as the values of social interaction and participation which the United Nations holds in high regard,” they added.


      Source:  www.prix-versailles.com  and  Department of Transportation

      Written by Cedie Salido    

               
               
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