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August 31, 2016

Istanbul New Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower wins International Architecture Award

Istanbul New Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower has secured International Architecture Award from a shortlist of 370 projects.

Istanbul New Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower has secured an International Architecture Award from a shortlist of 370 projects.

The Air Traffic Control Tower was designed by Pininfarina and AECOM.

Istanbul New Airport upon completion is claimed to become the world’s largest greenfield airport.

"I am fully confident that the Air Traffic Control Tower will continue to garner more design awards in various fields."

The new airport's Air Traffic Control Tower and technical building has been granted the award by Chicago Athenaeum: European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

IGA Airports Construction CEO Yusuf Akçayoglu said: “We are very pleased to see Istanbul New Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower receive the highly prestigious International Architecture Award 2016.

"The tower’s design, evocative of aerodynamic shapes, has been inspired by the tulip, which is among the symbols of Turkey’s history and Istanbul’s rich cultural legacy.

"This award has confirmed the correctness of our decision. I am fully confident that the Air Traffic Control Tower will continue to garner more design awards in various fields.”

Pininfarina and AECOM were chosen for the design of the tower after a contest was organised by IGA in 2015.

The Air Traffic Control Tower and Technical Building has been selected by a jury comprising Italian architects and critics from a shortlist of 370 projects worldwide.

The award will be given to the airport on 23 September in Athens.

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