Istanbul Airport

Project Details

Project Type


Lighting Design

Cinimod Studio

Project Location



April 2019


Ikoor / Ahmet Oktay, Büsra Yeltekin

Products Specified

A milestone for the global aviation industry, Istanbul has finally opened doors to what is expected to be the world’s largest airport. With an annual capacity of over two million passengers, the city’s new international hub will host flights to over 300 destinations worldwide.

In a creative collaboration with London-based experiential design studio, Cinimod, LEDFlex has designed bespoke Pixel solutions for the Airport’s Turkish Airlines lounges. Split into five lounges (Domestic, Arrival, Business, Miles&Smile and Exclusive) across a grand area of 15000sqm within the new futuristic airline’s hub, LEDFlex has manufactured over 10km of Ultimo Neon 16x16 Pixel RGBW to be integrated into the innovative and iconic ‘Ribbon Wall’ which consists of six lines of dynamic light guiding the passenger journey through the lounges. The Pixel Solutions are controlled by DiGidot drivers which enable intelligent communication between the software, Madrix, and the linear LEDs, programming the light into contemporary, colour changing wave-like movements.

From conceptualisation to installation, LEDFlex has worked closely with the creatives at Cinimod to achieve the desired outcome. Technical experts at LEDFlex provided detailed electrical schematics for on-site engineers that facilitated the installation process. They were additionally involved in developing the required lighting effects to be displayed on the LEDFlex luminaries. All the limitations encountered on site were further supervised by LEDFlex, ensuring that the luminaire system adapted to match the designer’s requirements.