Tabanlıoğlu Architects, a leading Turkish architecture firm, has won an award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) contest in Singapore for its work on Bodrum Airport.
The architectural group, which entered six projects at the Singapore event, won in the category for completed transport-related buildings.
Bodrum Airport is 40 kilometers from the center of Bodrum in the southwestern province of Muğla and eight kilometers from Güllük, the closest sea coast. The building is located between the domestic and international terminals, parallel to the apron.
The building consists of two main structures, namely, the “air side,” a transparent glass and steel linear scaffold to which the planes connect, and the terminal building on the “land side.” The two structures intersect where the passengers leave the “national” area, emphasizing a passage.
Glass is located on the south side of the building, which also features the terminal’s entrances and exits, while local natural stone is found on the building’s east and west sides.
Passengers can look out at the planes, as well as meadows and mountains, thanks to a clear glass façade that is in use on the terminal’s northern side. The building also uses specially treated glass to regulate temperature in the aiport.