Lima win builds on Turkish experience

Grimshaw has been appointed to design a second terminal and air traffic control tower at Peru’s main airport in Lima.

The $950 million project at Jorge Chávez International Airport, recently voted the best in South America, involves 700ha of land west of the existing terminal.

Peru is one of South America’s top performing economies and the Jorge Chávez International Airport expansion will reflect Lima’s role as a major connection hub, said Grimshaw Partner, Andrew Thomas.

The practice has also started work on the $9 billion Istanbul Grand Airport project which it won with London-based Haptic, the Nordic Office of Architecture and Turkish architects GMW Mimarlik and Tekeli Sisa.

The team said terminal 1 at the new airport, on the Black Sea coast, will be the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof, with a gross floor area close to 1,000,000 sq m.

Thomas said: “We look forward to applying our aviation expertise to these growing markets and delivering world-class airports which create a true sense of arrival for the millions of passengers travelling to these destinations. These projects are a vital step in the growth of both the economies of Istanbul and Lima.”