June 2019

The construction of one of the most innovative and largest airports in the world - the Istanbul Airport - was by no means a small undertaking. The air- port was constructed in Turkey, which by itself is a truly interesting country. With its strategic location as a gateway to both Europe and Asia, Istanbul Airport will serve more than 350 destinations worldwide.

Ultimately, the Europe’s largest transit hub will be six times the size of Atatürk Airport, covering as many as 7,597 hectares of land, which will include six runways, 233 aircraft parking stands and 500+ check-in desks across four terminals. The world’s largest Duty Free shop (53,000 square- -meter) will host over 400 domestic and foreign brands together. The site will also hold Europe’s largest parking lot, able to accommodate approxima- tely 70,000 vehicles. The airport has already won a number of design and accountability awards, including 2016 International Architecture Award forthe 90-metre Air Traffic Control tower, and Infrastructure – Future Project ofthe Future Award 2016 from the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Upon completion of the final phase, the largest international flight hub will incorporate offices, residences, hotels, a health centre, culture and art buil-dings, a shopping mall, designer outlets, an EXPO convention centre, as wellas meeting and training facilities on site. Follow our cover article for detailsand enjoy your reading!

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