The architecture of Istanbul Airport Terminal structures’ design is inspired from historical vault and cross vault forms. In order to organize structural, mechanical, acoustic and similar members; steel support system was preferred.
The boarding (pier) area of the terminal is approximately 140 000 m2 and its total length is 2500 m. It is foreseen that it will be solved with a space frame system because it minimizes the problems that do not work in shape and installion problems.
The facade of the structure is supported by “V” shaped circular columns; the waiting areas to be formed within the each of the five pier area structures are illuminated with large roof skylights in the form of a dome.
It is aimed to complete the terminal and pier structures in accordance with the work schedule.