Grimshaw to Design World’s Largest Terminal in Istanbul

Istanbul. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw

Following a competitive interview process Grimshaw, in partnership with , has been appointed by the Turkish consortium of Cengiz, Mapa, Limak, Kolin and Kalyon to design the terminal complex for Istanbul New Airport

Located on the Black Sea coast, some 35km outside of Istanbul, the ambitious six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, 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. The new will include the world’s largest terminal, with a gross floor area close to one million square meters.

Grimshaw is not a stranger to aviation projects. Aside from their impressive list of airport commissions, including Russia’s Pulkovo Airport which is currently being constructed in St. Petersburg, Grimshaw has also offered a masterplanned solution to help London solve their airport capacity problem

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Grimshaw to Design World’s Largest Terminal in Istanbul" 15 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Mar 2015. <>
  • Adam Nowek

    This is such an awful idea.