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Istanbul airport, walkway in STFE

IGA Istanbul Airport – Metro Pedestrian Road cover

Tensile architecture
Project Participants
Building owner: IGA
General Contractor: Onart Structures
Architectural and Structural Design, Engineering: Kayabay Architecture
Membrane Fabrication and Steel structure: Onart Structures
Membrane Installation: Partner Global

Membranes: STFE 50 / FLEXLIGHT 1202 S2
Completion date: September 2021
IGA Istanbul Airport replaces the former Atatürk Airport. With a capacity of up to 90 million passengers
per year and up to 200 million by 2028, it is currently the largest airport in the world in terms of passengers and area.
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An extension in the form of a covered walkway was designed. This non-enclosed walkway had to be aesthetical and protect from bad weather while offering an important luminosity for the passengers comfort. The entire walkway has a multimaterial roof made of 1202 S2 which allows translucency, but the real added value of this project is the STFE which offers a great transparency avoiding any sense of enclosure and creating a dynamic effect. The three STFE sections turn the roof into remarkable skylights.