Images released of the world's largest airport terminal in Istanbul

Plans for Istanbul Grand Airport Terminal One (Grimshaw, Nordic, Haptic)

Plans for Istanbul Grand Airport Terminal One (Grimshaw, Nordic, Haptic)

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Images for the world's largest airport terminal under one roof have been released.

Terminal One of the Istanbul Grand Airport will stretch to almost one million square meters, featuring a vaulted ceiling whose geometric roof and layout design will reinforce passenger flows.

Skylights provide natural daylight, which is diffused through the ceiling in focused beams, highlighting key areas such as check-in, security, passport control and stores.

Both modern and functional, the designs include a large plaza and a seamlessly integrated transport forecourt.

The six-runway project is being led by an international architectural team comprising Grimshaw, the Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects.


Plans for Istanbul Grand Airport Terminal One. (©Grimshaw, Nordic, Hapti)

The terminal, based on the Black Sea coast 35km outside of Istanbul, will be completed in four phases. The first phase will open in 2018 and aims to serve 90 million passengers per year, with that number increasing to over 150 million passengers per annum once the building is fully complete.

Grimshaw Partner Andrew Thomas said, "We are delighted to have been appointed to this bold and aspirational project. We share the consortium's ambitions to develop a truly outstanding airport design worthy of the world city of Istanbul."


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