Perkins+Will has been selected to masterplan a major mixed-use development adjacent to undergoing Istanbul New Airport - soon to be one of the largest airports in the world. The 690-hectare scheme, "Airport City" will feature a "central innovation district," hotels, retail and commercial office space, logistic centers, an expo and convention center, public space, and metro and high-speed rail connections to Istanbul and beyond.
“The opportunity to lay the groundwork for a development of this magnitude is both a tremendous honor and responsibility,” said David Green, EMEA Urban Design Lead at Perkins+Will. “Istanbul’s new airport will serve millions of passengers, but its airport city will be key to capturing that vitality. Beyond simply supporting aviation, our plan will create a framework for a truly unique center of economic, cultural, and social life.”
The masterplan is expected to be designed within the next four months, so Perkins+Will can break ground in 2016. No images of the masterplan have been released yet.