The shortlist of the world’s leading projects in the MIPIM Awards granted in the world’s leading property market MIPIM has been released. Among the shortlisted “Best Future Mega Project” is Istanbul New Airport, currently being constructed by İGA Airports, which will also operate the airport for 25 years. While the conceptual design of the airport is by Grimshaw Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture, the detailed architectural design is by Scott Brownrigg.
This year, 230 projects from 42 countries applied for the awards to be presented in the 27th edition of MIPIM exhibition. Created by the MIPIM Awards jury after careful consideration and released on 26th of January 2016, the shortlist includes 44 projects in 11 categories in total, four projects from each category.
The shortlisted Istanbul New Airport project competes in the ‘Best Future Mega Project” category. The winners of each category will be determined in the final round of voting by the visitors of MIPIM Exhibition to be held in Cannes, France from 15 to 18 March 2016. The 27th edition of the exhibition is expected to attract more than 20.000 sector professionals and to be attended by over 2500 companies.
In addition, all the projects nominated for MIPIM Awards will run for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ thanks to a pre-MIPIM online vote. Independent of the categories, the ‘People’s Choice Award’ is applicable to all 44 projects nominated for the MIPIM Awards. Anyone who would like to support the biggest project in the history of the Turkish Republic can vote for Istanbul New Airport from 12 February to 14 March 2016 on http://mipim-peoples-choice-award.com/ . The winner of this award, to be recognized by the public vote, will be announced on March 17, 2016 in the MIPIM exhibition.