Located on the shores of the Black Sea , or about 35 kilometers outside the capital of Turkey , this collaborative project brings together the expertise of architects Grimshaw , architect Haptic , as well as from the office of the Nordic architecture . The project is targeted as the largest airport terminal in the world , with a gross floor area of nearly 1,000,000 square meters .
The terminal scheme will include the construction of six airstrip which will be divided into four sections . The first phase of the operation these terminals will be opened in the upcoming 2019 to serve 90 million passengers per year . That number is predicted to increase to more than 150 million travelers after the final phase of the project was completed .
However , although designed with a very large scale , the imposing building remain friendly with the convenience of the passengers . The entire central plaza made the front page of a vast crowd with convenient traffic and serves as an integrated hub by rail, city buses , and private cars .
The structure of the building of this project is marked with a vaulted ceiling to facilitate passenger flow and improve the utilization of the entire terminal facility . Canopy diffuses the sunlight coming in through the skylight . From there the natural light of the sun will illuminate the important terminal areas , for example in the check-in area , security room , control passport / visa and various retail outlets . In order to build a local flavor , geometric patterns combined together with color and nuanced tones Istanbul is full of light .
" We are very excited to be appointed to the project 's bold and aspirational . We share a desire to develop an airport design truly remarkable and worthy of world cities such as Istanbul , " said Andrew Thomas dari.Grimshaw .
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" We are pleased to be able to respond to the high demands of the clients and create extraordinary solutions , be it in terms of function and architecture , " said Gudmund of Nordic .