Istanbul, Turkey's new 2.15 million-sf Sabiha Gökçen International Airport opened on October 31, 2009, becoming the world's largest seismically isolated building. Arup's global airport planning and engineering team, in collaboration with architects Dogan Tekeli Sami Sisa Mimarlik Ofisi and contractor LIMAK-GMR JV, working within an 18-month timeline, designed and built the facility with 300 base isolators that allow the building to withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake. The team also developed special baggage handling, passenger boarding bridges, and vertical circulation components to enable prompt return to airport operations following a seismic event.
Earthquake engineering keeps airport grounded
$40 million redevelopment brands hub as true boutique airport.
Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners designed the facility in partnership with Moshe Zur Architects...
Studio ORD, which includes Chicago-based Studio Gang, is chosen from five finalists.
The addition is set to open this spring.
Skanska and HOK led the design-build team.
The terminal’s design philosophy combines nature, technology, and community.
Competition finalists took different approaches to rethinking the logistics of a gigantic, hectic space....
The project was set to cost $13.3 billion.
As service demand surges, airports turn to technology, faster building techniques.
The hub sees over 15 million travelers annually.