Istanbul New Airport wins World Architecture Festival Award
Istanbul New Airport has won the Future Projects - Infrastructure Award at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF). The festival provides the largest gathering of the global architectural community, with over 60 countries represented.
The World Architecture Festival awards celebrate architectural excellence and highlight the world’s best designed buildings, both completed and in development.
Scott Brownrigg is the lead designer for Istanbul New Airport which, when complete, will be the largest single terminal in the world with an initial capacity of 90 million passengers per year. Phase 1 includes the terminal, interior design, wayfinding, three runways and substantial aviation related development. Further phases envisage additional runways, terminals and satellite piers and will increase the airport capacity to 180 million passengers.
As the lead designer, Scott Brownrigg has revisited the concept design originally prepared by Grimshaw, Nordic and Haptic, refining and developing it to suit the evolving requirements of the client including architectural planning, aesthetics, operational issues and buildability. Delivery architects on the scheme are Fonksiyon (central processor and the external envelope) and TAM/Kiklop (piers).