Heerim Architects & Planners to build basic design for new terminal at Long Thanh

10:21 | 19/03/2018
Heerim Architects & Planners Co., Ltd. from South Korea, which won the design contest for a terminal at Long Thanh International Airport with a lotus-inspired design (LT-03), will be nominated to become the special sub-contractor building the basic design for the terminal.
south korean firm to build basic design for new terminal at long thanh
Heerim Architects & Planners to build the basic design for Long Thanh’s terminal

Airport Corporations of Vietnam (ACV) has reported to the Ministry of Transport (MoT) about the selection of the consultancy firm for the basic design of Long Thanh International Airport’s terminal.

According to ACV, after the design contest, the oganising board awarded the first prizes to three designs, including one in the shape of a lotus flower (LT-03) submitted by Heerim Architects & Planners, another by Japan Airport Consultants-Adp Ingenierie Shigeru Ban Architects joint venture, which incorporates bamboo furniture (LT-04), and one from CPG Consultant-Azusa Sekkei-Pae joint-venture, which features coconut leaf details (LT-07).

All three of these designs were found suitable for the official design for the airport, however, the LT-03 was the best match. ACV divided the feasibility study of the airport into two contract packages, including package for the consultancy firm for the basic design of the terminal (Package 1) and a package for the consultancy firm to build the pre-feasibility study for the airport, excluding the terminal (Package 2).

Long Thanh is scheduled to be constructed on an area of 2,750 hectares. Once the first phase is put into operation in 2025, the airport is expected to handle 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year. The first phase will include the construction of a runway, a terminal, and auxiliary facilities.

ACV proposed MoT to nominate the consultancy firm for Package 1 and organise a public bidding to select a consultant for Package 2.

MoT approved ACV’s proposals and asked ACV (the investor) to organise negotiations with the South Korean partner to build the basic design for the terminal.

In order to complete the legal procedures for nominating the consultancy firm for the terminal, ACV proposed MoT to issue a decision on selecting LT-03 as the official design for Long Thanh and simultaneously nominate Heerim Architects & Planners as the consultancy firm for building the basic design for the terminal.

Long Thanh International Airport is set to have a total investment of VND336.63 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’s expansion, the airport will be able serve 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of cargo each year.

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