From the devastations of the Mount Pinatubo’s eruptions in 1991 to merely nothing flying in its aerodrome, the Clark International Airport (CRK) is now adjudged as one of the world’s most beautiful airports.
The prestigious Prix Versailles, the World Architecture and Design Award at UNESCO has listed Clark airport as one of the most beautiful airports in the world joining the big league such as Los Angeles International Airport in the USA.
The Clark airport, now the 3rd busiest airport in the Philippines, is known for its exceptional architecture and design.
Clark airport has made it to the list of 24 airports from all over the world and is the only one from Southeast Asia.
“It is an immense honor to be recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful airports and we are truly humbled by this. It also inspires us to keep on giving Filipinos what they truly-deserve, a world-class airport,” says Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD) President and CEO Noel Manankil.
LIPAD is the operating arm of the Clark airport.
The “World’s Most Beautiful” achievements recognition, granted by the Prix Versailles, highlights the primary role of the Laureates in beautifying and improving the living environment.
Prix Versailles is a series of architectural competitions that shine a light on the finest contemporary projects worldwide.
The other airports in the list are: Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile, Beijing Daxing International Airport in China, Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Germany, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in China, Eagle County Regional Airport in the United States, Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Greece, General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport in Mexico, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Finland, Kempegowda International Airport in India, LaGuardia Airport in the United States, Los Angeles International Airport in the United States, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in the United States, Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom. Mohammed V International Airport in Morocco, New Plymouth Airport in New Zealand, Newark Liberty International Airport in the United States, Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport in China, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the United States, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China, Split Airport in Croatia, Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport in Greece, Turkistan International Airport in Turkistan, Van Don International Airport in Vietnam.
In 2021, CRK was one of the top six finalists in the 2021 World Selection of the prestigious Prix Versailles Architecture and Design Awards under the Airport Category, which enabled the airport to be included in the list.