Sabiha Gökçen Airport Terminal
Istanbul, Turkey
The airport terminal is intended to be used by around 3.5 million domestic travellers a year, although it is presently handling international traffic pending the completion of the main terminal. In view of its relatively low capacity, it was designed without docking bridges: the idea was to create a permeable building, with interflowing, visually linked spaces from the point of arrival to the departure gates. This was achieved through a large-span structural system (each of the three halls spans 68 metres) and the use of large glass skins and transparent partitions. Design was finished in 8 months (including tendering), construction in 13 months.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Istanbul, Turkey
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Combined floor area:24,000 m²; total site area: 6,550,000 m²
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