Atatürk International Airport
Istanbul, Turkey
The architect has employed a polygonal plan to optimize the use of space for passenger circulation and the maneuvring of large aircrafts. Based on a hexagon, the building was expanded into a polygonal shape, thus increasing the number of available nose-in spots for the planes, while maintaining a concise floor plan.

The terminal building contains separate facilities on three levels. The first level is used for arriving passangers. On the second level, departure lounges are placed along the outside edges of the building, with the various shops and check-in counters in the center. Along the front of the building are additional restaurants and snack bars.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
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Istanbul, Turkey
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1983
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Atatürk International Airport
Atatürk Uluslararasi Havalimani
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airport
transportation