Mexico City Airport proposal by Pascall+Watson and Sordo Madaleno

Mexico City Airport

Mexico City AirportPascall+Watson have recently completed their entry for the new Mexico City Airport, and are now among seven international practices listed to compete for a 5,000 hectare greenfield site.
Mexico City AirportSeven architectural firms including Zaha Hadid Architects, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, SOM, Gensler, Teodoro González de León with Taller de Arquitectura X and Pascall+Watson.
Mexico City AirportThe firms will need to envision a 5,000 hectare structure that can accommodate 40 million passengers a year and 70 gates. The firms will have to work their way around a master plan provided by Arup Group.
Mexico City AirportThe facility will grow up to a projected 119 million passengers per annum and ultimately include 6 runways as part of an extensive masterplan located to the north-east of Mexico City.
Mexico City AirportThe design proposed by Pascall+Watson  and Sordo Madaleno reflects a sustainable future, with an innovative architectural solution, sensitive to the needs of current society, with economic efficiency and a clear Mexican identity.
Mexico City AirportThe key concept around this consortium proposal is the passenger’s experience, while commercial effectiveness is one of the starting points to develop its design.
Mexico City AirportThe team have used the building’s central spine to create a double-level retail experience with generous spaces showered with natural light, lush vegetation and dramatic views.
Mexico City AirportThe integrated gardens provide a sense of warmth, softness and tranquillity – sensations not commonly associated with past airport terminals.
Mexico City AirportThe initial phase will include 81 contact gates and host 48.7million passengers per annum. The first phase is briefed to be operationally ready for October 2018. Source Pascall+Watson.
Mexico City AirportLocation: Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: Pascall+Watson and Sordo Madaleno Architects
Partners: EC Harris, Triagonal and Logplan
Year: 2014
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