Istanbul New Airport

Project information

  1. Location Istanbul‚ Turkey
  2. Area1.400.000 m²

Project details

  1. Year2013 — 2016
  2. StatusDelivered
  3. Partners Grimshaw
    Haptic
  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 km outside Istanbul, lies Istanbul New Airport. Nordic and partners developed the concept design of the mind blowing airport, featuring the largest terminal in the world with the capacity to cater for 90 million passengers per year. The airport partially opened in 2018.

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!

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The sky's the limit

Over the course of the four phases of construction, 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.