Kenneth Cobonpue reimagines NAIA terminal 1

On Kenneth Cobonpue’s Facebook page, he published a video on how NAIA terminal one could be made over. The proposal is pro bono from Budji Layug, Royal Pineda and Kenneth Cobonpue in cooperation with the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines.

Cobonpue writes, “Its time someone did something about the worst airport in the world. So we made this design because we believe that no matter how beautiful our country is, our airports give the first and last impressions. This plan is relatively inexpensive and simple to adapt. The plan also involves renovating the interiors to allow faster flow of travelers between security, immigration and departure”. The first step has been done. Lets hope our government moves on this proposal quickly.”

Karen Ang

A plebeian who is trying to make small changes in this world.

  • Manuelbuencamino

    I like the design. Budji kasi. Anyway, any airport must always work with the local culture. Since dito sa atin entire barangays see-off departing and welcome arriving passengers, any international airport here must have a huge departure/arrival viewing deck with an entrance separate from passengers. And charge a fee and have snack bars etc because that will be good business for the airport. 

  • GabbyD

    karen, i like that your image has “loading” on it.

  • Kayong nagsasabi na worst airport ang NAIA Terminal 1 tumigil-tigil kayo ha?. Hindi ninyo alam kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng salitang worst? 

    Baka ang ibig ninyong sabihin ng ‘worst’ ay user-friendly, agree ako diyan. Saan kayo nakakita ng airport na paglabas ninyo sa sinakyan ninyong airplane 30 minutes lang nakalabas na kayo at nasa arrival area na, kumakaway na sa mahal sa buhay na sumalubong.

    Alin, sa airports sa Hongkong, sa New York, sa Dubai, sa Singapore, etc., mga best airports daw, bago ka makalabas, o makapunta sa boarding gate mo, aba maglalakad ka ng kilo-kilometro, 30 minutes kulang, may kalyo pa mga paa mo. Walang kwentang mga airports, iyon ang mga worst airport dapat.

    NAIA Terminal 1—the Best airport, period.