Istanbul Grand Airport has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Futura Mega Project’ category at this year’s prestigious MIPIM Awards.
The practice is the lead designer for the project 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).
Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPIM will take place in Cannes from March 15-18, 2016. This year, 230 projects from 42 countries have been submitted to one of the 11 categories of the MIPIM Awards.
“The projects were carefully examined by the jury which represents the whole scope of the real estate industry” said the President of the Jury, Barbara Knoflach, Deputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Investment Management at BNP Paribas Real Estate.
The winners will be selected by both attendees voting in Cannes for projects of their choice and the jury. The jury’s decision will count for 50% of the vote as will the attendees’ share.
For the fifth year in a row, the “People’s Choice Award” will reward the project that won the most votes online in the run-up to MIPIM.
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