Grimshaw unveils Peru and Turkey airports

Grimshaw is developing the scheme for an airports expansion in Lima as well as the design for a new airport in Istanbul, adding global experience to an already well-established aviation portfolio.


In Peru, Grimshaw has been appointed by Lima Airport Partners (LAP) to design a new second terminal of airport, and a new midfield Air-Traffic Control Tower for the Jorge Chávez International Airport; working alongside CH2MHill and Ramboll, and led by ARCADIS. The project is worth $950m with the expansion set to be located on 700 hectares of land located west of the current airport terminal.

Peru is one of South America’s top performing economies, and the Jorge Chávez International Airport expansion will reflect Lima’s role as a major connection hub. The airport is a regular award winner and was recently voted ‘Best Airport in South America’ at the 2014 World Airport Awards. The conceptual design for the expansion is due to be unveiled by mid-2015.

Grimshaw has begun working on the scheme design for the Istanbul New Airport, Turkey, retained on the airport project as part of an international architectural team including Nordic Office of Architecture, Haptic Architects and local Turkish Partners GMW Mimarlik and Tekeli Sisa. The team has been appointed by IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S., which is founded by a Turkish consortium of CMLKK, while the project is master planned by Arup.

Based on the Black Sea coast, 35km from the city centre, the six-runway development will be delivered in four phases. The first phase aims to serve 90 million passengers per year; this will increase to over 150 million passengers per annum once fully complete.

The architectural design of the Istanbul New Airport will reflect the unique character of the surrounding area and Terminal 1 will be the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof, with a gross floor area close to 1,000,000 sq m.

Grimshaw Partner, Andrew Thomas said: “We look forward to applying our aviation expertise to these growing markets and delivering world-class airports which create a true sense of arrival for the millions of passengers travelling to these destinations. These projects are a vital step in the growth of both the economies of Istanbul and Lima.”

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