Just sharing this article I’ve read in the newspaper yesterday. It is about a design for the makeover of Ninoy Aquino International Airport 1 (NAIA 1) proposed by Kenneth Cobonpue, Budji Layug and Royal Pineda, with the help of Leandro Locsin architecture firm. Among the three, I am most familiar with Kenneth Cobonpue. If you have read a previous post of mine (HERE’S THE LINK), I wrote about the amazing of Kenneth Cobonpue. Yes, he is that Cebuano designer who have made his global mark though his designs. He has sold to the high-profile couple Brangelina a bed called The Voyage. Aside from that, he was able to design a bamboo Ferrari. That’s what’s cool about his brand, he uses native materials (I assume) which makes his creations look very Filipino. 🙂
So anyways, here are some of the images of his new project, which I got from the internet.
Very mod, right? Mod, and the same time refreshing. I like the incorporation of nature in the design as it showcases the beauty of our tropical country. I sincerely wish the government will adopt this design as it will be a huge waste not to do so. And besides, Cobonpue and the gang are offering this pro bono. A world-class design for free! Come on. Mr. Abaya, PNoy, PNoy’s minions, please please please, consider using this new design for our very tired-looking terminal. As Mr. Cobonpue pointed out it in his interview, a country’s airport will give the first and the last impressions to its visitors.
How I wish I’d live to see the day when Manila’s airport can match our neighbours’.
Our economy is rising. Yo, Mr. President, let us strike whilst the iron is hot! 🙂
By the way, this is Cobonpue’s Ferrari. Amazing, no?