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Sabiha Gökçen International Airport 2nd Runway , Istanbul, Turkey

Providing multidisciplinary services for a second runway in Turkey´s major airport

After completion of the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport master plan and feasibility study, Arup has been appointed as preliminary designer for the Sabiha Gökçen Airport Second Runway by Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries.

The runway will be 3,500 metres long and will be built on a major earthfill structure with under passing roads, rivers and utility lines. Although the site was topographically challenging, Arup managed to find a solution with the help of 25 million m3 earthworks under the runway. The project also includes a 115 metre high air traffic control tower and midfield zones.

Project Summary


115metre high air traffic control tower

3,500metres longrunway

25 million m3earthworks under the runway

After completion of the international airport, Arup has been appointed as preliminary designer for the Sabiha Gökçen Airport Second Runway.

Scope of services

Arup is the preliminary designer for the Sabiha Gökçen Airport Second Runway and associated infrastructural works including taxi ways, aprons, air traffic control tower, a major motorway tunnel, two highway tunnels, a river tunnel and diversions of two main utility lines.

Arup provided masterplanning, construction and feasibility services, as well as cost benefit analysis, options study and risk assessment of this second runway together with associated structures for the Sabiha Gökçen Airport and the preliminary design.