December 17, 2021
Hapū airport design a world beater
New Plymouth Airport’s new Te Hono terminal has proved a world-beater, picking up the prize for an airport exterior at the Prix Versailles Airports 2021.
It was in competition with huge projects including an $8 billion upgrade at New York’s La Guardia airport, Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport, Athens International Airport, Kazakhstan’s Hazrat Sultan International Airport and the Philippines’ Clark International Airport.
Te Hono’s design reflects the origin story of Puketapu, the Te Atiawa hapū on whose ancestral land it stands, and was a collaboration between the hapū, design consultants Beca and builders Clelands.