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World’s Top Designers Compete for the Airport Traffic Control Tower of the New Istanbul Airport
Turkey Architecture News - Dec 08, 2015 - 15:55 13968 views
Zaha Hadid's proposal got their inspiration from whirling dervishes.
all images courtesy of iGA
Prominent global brands Zaha Hadid, Moshe Safdie, Grimsaw-Nordic, Massimiliano Fuksas, Pininfarina-Aecom, and RMJM Architects compete for the Airport Traffic Control Tower of Istanbul New Airport, with designs inspired by authentic symbols of Turkey. İGA has invited world’s leading designers to join a design contest launched for the Airport Traffic Control Tower of Istanbul New Airport. The competition saw the attendance of many renowned design brands, including Zaha Hadid, Moshe Safdie, Grimsaw-Nordic, Massimiliano Fuksas, Pininfarina-Aekom, and RMJM Architects.
Moshe Safdie inspired from Ottoman geometrical patterns.
For the Airport Traffic Control Tower of Istanbul New Airport, which is planned to rise from a construction site of 5000 square meters in total and reach 95 meters of height, Zaha Hadid got their inspiration from whirling dervishes; Moshe Safdie from Ottoman geometrical patterns; Massimiliano Fuksas from minarets; Pininfarina-Aecom from tulips; and RMJM Architects from seagulls of Istanbul. Grimsaw-Nordic, on the other hand, shared their work designed with a concept to complement the terminal building and airport design in general.
Grimsaw in collaboration with Nordic design tried to harmonize the tower design with overall design of the airport and terminal building.
Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO of İGA says that“We are developing a unique project inspired by the local architecture. That is why we have organized this contest, hoping that Airport Traffic Control Tower design would symbolically contribute great deal to Istanbul New Airport and also will be the most important figure of Istanbul. We particularly asked contestants to get inspired from icons of Turkey. Currently we are evaluating the submitted projects and will be announcing the results as soon as possible”
Minarets was the source of inspiration for Massimiliano Fuksas.
İstanbul airport's new control tower is projected to reach a height of 95 meters. When completed, the third airport is expected to be the largest airport in the world with an annual passenger capacity of 150 million when all its phases are completed. The project's first stage, which includes three landing strips and a terminal building with a capacity of 90 million. The project is expected to be inaugurated by the end of 2017.
Tulips, associated with Turkish culture, were reflected in the design by Pininfarina / Aecom.
Design of RMJM Architects' proposal reflected Istanbul's seagulls.
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