American Architecture Prize
 to GMW MIMARLIK

Tehran International Airport Terminal 2 designed by GMW MIMARLIK has been selected by the American Architecture Prize 2017 Jury as a winner in the category of Architectural Design/Transportation. The AAP celebrates the best in international architecture under the categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

The AAP Jury panel included Yale University lecturer Peggy Deamer, Guggenheim Foundation and Museum curator Troy C. Therrien, the founder and Principal Architect at the UNStudio/Harvard University Graduate School of Design amongst several other eminent architects, designers and academics. Over 250 guests including some of the world’s best architects and designers, attended the second annual American Architecture Prize Winners Cocktail Evening at the New Museum in New York City on October 27.

American Architecture Prize 2017 is not the first timeGMW MIMARLIK received a major international design award.  Since its formation 17 years ago, the Istanbul basedGMW MIMARLIK has been responsible for several international terminal projects such as in Istanbul Ataturk, Vnukovo, Cairo, Skopje, Ohrid, Rome, Medina, Riyadh, and Kuwait International Airports. GMW MIMARLIK designs have always given top priority to the critical issues of clarity, efficiency and sustainability in order to achieve high levels of passenger comfort and long-term operational success.  As one of the leading brands in transportation sector both in Turkey and abroad GMWM’s success has been recognised by a string of prestigious international design awards.

Once completed the proposed 175,000 m². terminal at Tehran International Airport will serve a total of 26,5 million international and domestic passengers, and the existing terminal will be given over exclusively to pilgrim traffic. Operational flexibility and efficiency, high level of passenger comfort, and adaptability to future needs are at the heart of GMW MIMARLIK concept design. The simple and yet dynamic form of the proposed terminal with a strong visual identity clearly expresses the three main functions of an international terminal; the main processing space for the passengers, commercial areas and the airside lounges. The linear arrangement of spaces within the pier provide flexible use of a total number of 28 gates.