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Designs unveiled for the world's largest airport terminal in Istanbul

Designs unveiled for the world's largest airport terminal in Istanbul

Scheduled to open in 2019


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A trio of international architecture companies have been appointed to design the new unique terminal complex for the Istanbul New Airport

Located on the black sea, 35 kilometres outside of the Turkish city, is the collaborative project that will bring together the skill and knowledge of Grimshaw Architects, Haptic architects and Nordic Office of Architecture, with Istanbul New Airport's first phase scheduled to open in 2019.

The project is set to become the world's largest airport terminal covering an area close to one million square metres. Masterplanned by Arup, the complex scheme involves the construction of six runways to be delivered in four parts.

Istanbul airport

The first phase will open in 2019 and aims to serve 90 million passengers a year  which will increase to over 150 million travelers once its final stage is completed. The building's structure will consist of a vaulted ceiling that facilitates passenger flow and convenient navigation throughout the terminal. 

The surrounding canopy diffuses natural daylight that enters through the skylights of the building, which illuminate important areas such as check-in, security, passport control and various retail outlets. The terminal's one-of-a-kind design echo's Istanbul's ever-changing light, landscape and culture. 

Istanbul airport