Istanbul New Airport shortlisted for prestigious architectural award

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Istanbul New Airport in Turkey has made it through to the finals of this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin, Germany, falling under the Future Projects – Infrastructure category.

More than 300 projects from 60 countries will be represented at WAF, with some of the best-designed buildings in the world competing across 32 categories. This year’s WAF will be held in Berlin for the first time, and will take place from November 16 to 18.

Currently being built by operator İGA Airports, the Istanbul New Airport project includes the construction of the world’s largest terminal under one roof, while maintaining a design that combines a unique sense of place with modern functionality.

Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO, İGA, said, “We are very proud to be nominated with our Istanbul New Airport project for the prestigious WAF Awards. Istanbul New Airport will warmly welcome acknowledgment for the innovative standards set by its architectural design and engineering. It boasts a unique architectural design that combines contemporary and functional elements, inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Istanbul. The new airport will make Istanbul one of the major passenger and environmentally friendly hubs in the world with its distinctive architecture.”

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