Traffic control tower at Istanbul New Airport shortlist includes Hadid, RMJM and Aecom

Renown international architecture firms make up the shortlist for the Airport Traffic Control tower at Istanbul New Airport which stands at 95m high.

The shortlist includes: Aecom + Pininfarina, Fuksas, Grimshaw + Nordic, RMJM Architects, Safdie Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects, who were all invited to submit proposals by iGA, the company responsible for the construction and operation of the new airport, set to become the world’s largest.

“We are developing a unique project inspired by local architecture. That is why we have organised this competition, hoping that the Airport Traffic Control Tower design will symbolically contribute a great deal to Istanbul New Airport, as well as becoming an important icon for the whole of Istanbul. We asked contestants to see inspiration from icons of Turkey. Currently we are evaluating the submitted proposals and will announce the results soon”, said Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO of İGA.

Mosh Sadie’s design references geometric patterns 

Fuksas unveils a contemporary interpretation of a minaret 

Aecom + Pininfarina teamed up to create a tulip-inspired tower 

Grimshaw + Nordic 

RMJM Istanbul draws inspiration from Istanbul’s seagulls and traditional pottery and textiles