Foster + Partners and FR-EE win the Mexico City’s Airport competition

Mexico City Airport

Mexico City AirportFoster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) has won the international competition to design Mexico City’s new international airport. Designed to be the world’s most sustainable airport, the compact single terminal uses less materials and energy than a cluster of buildings.
Mexico City AirportFlexible in operation, its design anticipates the predicted increase in passenger numbers to 2028 and beyond, and its development will be the catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area. The entire building is serviced from beneath, freeing the roof of ducts and pipes and revealing the environmental skin.
Mexico City AirportThis hardworking structure harnesses the power of the sun, collects rainwater, provides shading, directs daylight and enables views – all while achieving a high performance envelope that meets high thermal and acoustic standards.
Mexico City AirportThe LEED Platinum design works with Mexico City’s temperate, dry climate to fill the terminal spaces with fresh air using displacement ventilation principles. With spans in excess of 100 metres, three times the span of a conventional airport, it has a monumental scale inspired by Mexican architecture and symbolism. It is expected to open in 2018.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: Foster + Partners and FR-EE
Site Area: 4,800 hectares
Area (Gross): 555,000 square metres
Construction Start: 2015
Client: Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT)

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