Istanbul’s new airport wins design award in Berlin
ANKARA - Anadolu AgencyIstanbul’s planned new airport has received a design award at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.
The Infrastructure - Future Projects Award went to lead designer of the under-construction airport Scott Brownrigg and original designers Grimshaw, Nordic and Haptic. The architects Fonksiyon and TAM/Kiklop were also honored for their work on the project.
“The terminal building will have the feature of being the biggest terminal under one roof in the world,” Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan has said.
The airport will host 2,000 flights a day and more than 100 million passengers annually via 250 airlines when the first phase of construction is completed in early 2018.
Also receiving an award at the festival, held on Nov. 17-18, was the Beyazıt state library in Istanbul, which houses more than a million works. Tabanlıoğlu Architects received the award in the New and Old - Completed Building category.