2015 – IGA New Istanbul Airport: Design Competition for the New Control Tower - ADC Supported Zaha Hadid/Buro Happold


  • Terminal Building 0,00 Level = +89,00 Topography Level
  • ATC Tower & Technical Building 0,00 Level = +78,00 Topography Level
  • ATC Tower’s Maximum Height = 95 m
  • Total Construction Area of ATC + Technical Block = 5,100 m²
  • Buildability, value engineering and budget control are key issues
  • Compliant with all ILS/ATC technical requirements, standards and codes
  • Technical ATC building is part of the overall design concept



ADC provided functional planning expertise for the Technical Building and VCR cab and sub-cab layout.

“For the Airport Traffic Control Tower of Istanbul New Airport, which is planned to rise from a construction site of 5000 square meters in total and reach 95 meters of height, Zaha Hadid got their inspiration from whirling dervishes; Moshe Safdie from Ottoman geometrical patterns; Massimiliano Fuksas from minarets; AECOM and Pininfarina from tulips; and, RMJM Architects from seagulls of Istanbul.

Grimsaw-Nordic, on the other hand, shared their work designed with a concept to complement the terminal building and airport design in general”.



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