March 20, 2020
The new international terminal, Terminal 2, of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) received another feather on its cap as the sole awardee in the Architecture and Allied Arts category of the 12th Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards held at Malacañang Palace. Conferred by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the award was received by Louie Ferrer, President of GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) and GMCAC Chief Executive Advisor Andrew Harrison. GMCAC is the private company developing and operating the MCIA.
“We are honored to contribute to the promotion of Filipino arts and culture in the global stage. As a gateway to the Philippines, we will strive to continue bringing pride and honor to our country by providing world-class service and facilities that highlight the warmth, hospitality, and vibrant culture of the Filipino people,” said Louie Ferrer, GMCAC President.
During its inauguration in June 2018, President Duterte called MCIA Terminal 2 the country’s most beautiful airport and a “symbol of pride and beacon of progress.”
Organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the award recognized the achievements of MCIA Terminal 2 in the international architecture scene. Last year, Terminal 2 received no less than five international awards, including the top award for Completed Buildings – Transport Category, in the prestigious World Architecture Festival held in Amsterdam.
MCIA Terminal 2 was designed by Integrated Design Associates (IDA) Hong Kong led by its Principal Architect Winston Shu. IDA is the same architecture firm that designed the new passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport that is currently being built by GMR MEGAWIDE.
Other international accolades garnered by MCIA Terminal 2 include top honors in the Airport and Transportation Centers Category of the International Architecture Awards organized by the Chicago Athenaeum and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Medal of the Year for projects outside Hong Kong. END
About GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation
On November 2014, Filipino-led developer GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) took over development of all landside facilities of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) under a 25-year Public-Private Partnership concession agreement with the Philippine Government. It opened the new international Terminal, Terminal 2, in July 2018 and completed the full renovation of Terminal 1 in December 2019. GMCAC is a joint venture company comprised of Filipino engineering and infrastructure company Megawide and Indian infrastructure developer GMR Group.