Istanbul New Airport

Project information

  1. Location Istanbul‚ Turkey
  2. Area1.300.000 m²

Project details

  1. Year2013 — 2016
  2. StatusDelivered
  3. Partners Grimshaw
  4. Client Cengiz-Kolin- Limak-Mapa-Kalyon Consortium
  5. Enquiries Christian Henriksen
  6. Scope Airport planning and design

A unique airport

By the edge of the Black Sea, 35 kilometers outside Istanbul, history is in the making. Nordic and partners developed the concept design of the mind blowing 8000 m² Istanbul New Airport, which is currently under construction.

Currently on site

Tomas (Haptic), Andy (Grimshaw) and Gudmund (Nordic) on site.

02 Sept 2016

Full scale roof model on site

16 Oct 2015

Emerging structure

21 Aug 2015

Vast dimensions

09 July 2015

1 4

Go large

Istanbul New Airport is not going to be your average airport. In fact, on completion, the first terminal will be the world’s largest, with a floor area of about 1,3 million square metres. The four-phase, six runway development will open the first phase in 2019 and serve 90 million passengers per year.

1 3

The sky's the limit

Over the course of the four phases, airport capacity will continue to grow, and on completion, Istanbul New Airport aims to serve 150 million passengers per year. Our design also includes an airport city with 25.000 underground parking spaces, hotels and conference facilities.


Between two worlds

Istanbul New Airport celebrates the city's long history as the gateway between two worlds. Drawing on both oriental and European building traditions, the airport has a clear identity, subtly echoing Istanbul's rich architectural history. The vaulted roofs with their circular openings provide travellers with an intuitively inviting experience, in which they can feel relaxed and safe.

Model in the making

Marie and Jakob made a physical model from 3D printed segments, just in time for Oslo Open House 2015!

1 4