A resort-inspired airport, the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 is shaping up and is set to open in July 2018. Here are some pictures that show how this new airport in Cebu is going to look like.
Construction of this 17-billion Php began in June 2015, and once finished, it will accommodate a total of 5 million passengers every year. This will surely help the booming tourism industry of the Queen City of the South.
Photos from Megawide Construction Corp
Mactan Cebu Resort Airport – Terminal 2
This is the first resort-inspired airport terminal in the Philippines and its architectural design is based on the rich heritage and culture of Cebu.
Here are some things you should know about the new MCIA terminal.
- The area spans 65,000 square meters
- Built so natural light can get inside
- The Arched beam structure is made of glulam wood instead of traditional steel
- Arrival and Departure areas will have separate floors
- New retail shops will open which will house merchandise such as apparel, cosmetics, jewelry and other Philippine-made products.
Photos Courtesy of PPP Center and DOTr
Roof Representing ‘Waves’ of Mactan island
One of the most recognizable elements of the design of this new airport is the roof as it is formed with curves. The arches span every 30 meters which enables the terminal to be as column-free as possible. The shape of the roof reminds us of the waves of the seas that surround Mactan island and also gives visitors of what to expect from the islands of Cebu.
The terminal is built to harnesses natural light throughout the day, and creates a comfortable and ethereal environment, where the passengers can enjoy a breath-taking experience through their journey to the boarding gates.
Photos from Integrated Design Associates Ltd
These are exciting times indeed as Cebu is really progressing and having this new terminal building opens up doors to more airlines and flight routes to head directly to Cebu.