Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport – Terminal Building

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Building, Taiwan Architecture Design

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Taiwanese Terminal Building – design by NACO, T.Y. Lin and Parsons Brinkerhoff

19 Feb 2013

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Design: NACO, T.Y. Lin International and Parsons Brinkerhoff

NACO to lead major airport assignment at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

New airport terminal for 43 million passengers annually in ultimate phase

Taiwan Airport Company has awarded a EUR 33 million consultancy contract for the development of Terminal 3 Area at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) to a joint venture of NACO, T.Y. Lin and Parsons Brinkerhoff. NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants, a Royal HaskoningDHV company, is the lead consultant in the joint venture. Services will be provided for seven years.

Terminal 3 area developments at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport:
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Building
image © NACO

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport currently handles 25 million passengers annually and is preparing for a growth up to 60 million passengers in 2030. In the near future the surrounding Taoyuan region will be developed for commercial, industrial and residential use with a focus on aviation related activities. The new Terminal 3 will be connected with Terminal 2 and the area in between will be developed to accommodate a ground transportation centre, parking and commercial real estate. Both terminals will have stations served by the regional light rail system. The estimated direct investment is 1.25 billion Euros.


Taiwan Airport Company (TAC) aspires to incorporate the cultural heritage of Taiwan and focus on a sustainable scheme which combines excellent passenger experience, operational efficiency, use of renewable energy sources and minimal waste. The new terminal site is in the middle of the operational airport and it will be a challenge to minimize impact on airport operations.

Rik Krabbendam, Managing Director of NACO said “We are very proud that TAC has entrusted our team with this assignment. The airport expansion will allow the airport to regain a position as a major aviation hub and become an even stronger driver for the national economy, following examples set by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol among others”.

Terminal 3 area developments at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport:
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
image © NACO

Joint Venture

The NACO-T.Y. Lin-PB joint venture presents a team with a clear vision, strong track record and local resource base. NACO will provide its expertise in terminal area master planning and knowledge of TTIA, gained from its current project that has been ongoing since 2007 for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the airside pavements.

With its experience in construction management, Parsons Brinckerhoff will be responsible for the program management of the project and together with T.Y. Lin International will utilize their knowledge for the local engineering and site management.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Design Team

NACO is an independent consultancy and engineering firm, specialized in every aspect of airport planning and design. It provides specialist know-how and services for the development of airports and all associated facilities. NACO has performed numerous studies, designed a large number of airports or parts thereof and produced detailed plans and specifications as well as supervised the construction of the works concerned. NACO is a member of Royal HaskoningDHV (www.royalhaskoningdhv.com), a leading independent, international project management, engineering and consultancy service provider with nearly 8,000 professionals in 100 offices in 35 countries around the world. NACO is one of the key players of the Business Line Aviation, together with InterVISTAS (www.intervistas.com). More information can be found on www.naco.nl.

Founded in 1954, T.Y. Lin International is an internationally recognized, multi-disciplined full-service infrastructure engineering firm committed to providing innovative, cost-effective, constructible designs for the global infrastructure market. With more than 2,000 employees working in offices throughout the United States and Asia, the firm is able to provide support on projects of varying size and complexity. TYLI’s Aviation Services practice has provided professional services for some of the busiest and fastest growing airports in the U.S. and abroad, including: Boston Logan International Airport; Miami International Airport; El Dorado Airport, Colombia; Guangzhou International Airport, China; Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates. In 2012, Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TYLI among the Top 100 Pure Designers and the Top 50 in Transportation. For more information about the company, please visit www.tylin.com.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. The firm offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater, and community development projects. Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure services business operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments www.pbworld.com.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal images / information from Royal HaskoningDHV

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