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The Istanbul Airport built over an area of 76.5 million square metres (terminal is 1.4 million square metres) is the largest infrastructure project in Turkey. The terminal currently has a maximum annual capacity of 90 million passengers, which will increase to 200 million, once the entire construction is complete including four terminals and six runaways.
Designed by London-based firm Grimshaw ( @grimshawarch ) with Haptic ( @hapticarchitects ) and Nordic, the airport showcases contemporary design inspired by Istanbul’s Ottoman legacy. The main terminal’s transit hall is in the shape of the Bosphorus Strait. The terminal features a canopy dotted with skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, potted plants, 55,000 square metres of Duty Free shopping and play areas for children. The ATC (Air Traffic Control) tower is designed in the shape of a tulip, Turkey’s national symbol. For more, follow #linkinbio
Photography: GA the airport management company
Writer: Pallavi Mehra