Istanbul New Airport's Traffic Control Tower

AECOM and Pininfarina selected to design Istanbul new airport‘s traffic control tower.

AECOM and Pininfarina, in their first collaboration, have been selected to design the Air Traffic Control Tower for Istanbul New Airport, that soon will be the world’s largest new airport.



Images credit AECOM and Pininfarina

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Yusuf Akçayoğlu, chief executive officer of İGA, said:

“One of the World’s largest aviation projects, Istanbul New Airport’s air traffic control tower will be an iconic structure, visible to all passengers traveling through the airport. We were looking for a striking design fit for a 21st century airport while remaining sensitive to Istanbul’s unique heritage. We received excellent designs from all over the world and are delighted to announce the AECOM and Pininfarina team as the competition winner.”



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“The AECOM and Pininfarina design evokes the aerodynamic forms used in automotive and aviation design and includes an elliptical tower that will be visible to all passengers flying in and out of the new airport. The tower shape is inspired by the tulip, which has been the symbol of Istanbul for many centuries and is an important cultural reference in Turkish history.”

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via dezeen