The new airport will include the world’s largest airport terminal, with a gross floor area close to one million square metres.
Grimshaw, in partnership with Nordic Office of Architecture, was chosen by the consortium of Cengiz, Mapa, Limak, Kolin and Kalyon following a competitive interview process.
The six-runway development is located on the Black Sea coast, some 35km outside of Istanbul. Arup is masterplanner for the scheme, which will be delivered in four phases. The first phase will open in 2019 and aims to serve 90 million passengers per year. This will increase to 150 million passengers per annum once fully complete.