Leading design firm FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) has been honoured at Rethinking the Future Awards in Transportation (Concept) category for New Pacific Airport Terminal β. With 1000+ submissions worldwide, architects from 40+ countries participated in the awards. FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) is among the 45 winners worldwide and one of the two firms from Mexico to bag the prestigious awards hosted by RTF that honour and promote cutting-edge, avant-garde designs in architecture and design. Craft Arquitectos is another firm from Mexico.
“As a jury member for the Rethinking The Future Awards, I was impressed by the depth of creativity and ingenuity on display. Through their submissions, the participants demonstrated a profound understanding of the challenges facing our world and an unwavering commitment to finding innovative solutions,” said Rita Rawashdeh.
The construction of a world-class airport embodies a country's vision and aspirations for its people and the surrounding environment. The airport will serve as a catalyst for Bitcoin City and the southeastern region of El Salvador, boosting tourism by leveraging the breathtaking beaches along the Pacific Ocean. Its connection to La Unión will also contribute to the region's economic growth through enhanced cargo capacity. In addition to being an essential support for Bitcoin City, the airport will be a strong attraction to the crucial development of the city’s metropolitan area, enhancing the entrance of national and foreign investments.
The terminal's design boasts a straightforward, robust aesthetic, facilitating rapid construction. A smart envelope will define the space. Solar panels will be integrated to capture the sun’s energy and convert it into clean electrical energy. The roof is a three-dimensional structure with panels subdivided into quadrangular pyramids, with glass on the north side, solar panels on the south-facing side, and metal panels on the other side.
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Check out the complete results at: 14th Edition RTF Awards Results
Project Name: New Pacific Airport Terminal β
Category: Transportation (Concept)
Studio Name: FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise)
Design Team: Fernando Romero, FR-EE Team
Area: 3.301 m2
Year: 2022 – On Going
Location: La Unión, El Salvador
Consultants: Netherlands Airport Consultants, CSI, THREE/LEED, Construbim
Photography Credits: Images by FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise
Render Credits: Images by FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise
The best examples of international airports have made it possible to materialize a vision of a country, of the future that is desired for the population as a whole and the environment around the terminal. Building a new airport reflects care and appreciation for one’s land. In this way, the government of El Salvador seeks to build a world-class airport that will enhance the economic future of the region. The countries that have achieved greater economic and social development in recent decades have focused on building world-class infrastructure with cutting-edge, efficient, and functional designs.
The New Pacific Airport will be an impulse for Bitcoin City and the southeastern region of El Salvador. The aerial entrance will promote a strong development of tourism by taking advantage of the beautiful beaches of the country along the Pacific Ocean. With its connection to La Unión, the economy will benefit from the cargo capacity that the terminal will also have.
The airport was meticulously designed to represent the essence of Bitcoin City. During the first stage, Terminal Beta will function mainly as a first terminal. In the second phase, when the main terminal is completed, Terminal Beta will function as a VIP terminal.
The Terminal Beta shape is straightforward, strong, and simple. Because of this the structure can be developed and built more quickly.
A smart envelope will define the space. In order to meet the sustainability requirements of the airport solar panels will be integrated to capture the sun’s energy and convert it into clean electrical energy. The roof is a three-dimensional structure with panels subdivided into quadrangular pyramids, with glass on the north side, solar panels on the south-facing side, and metal panels on the other side.
In addition to being an essential support for Bitcoin City, the airport will be a strong attraction to the crucial development of the city’s metropolitan area, beaches between the two locations, and the hotels. With this infrastructure, the entrance of national and foreign investments will be stimulated.