New International Airport Mexico City | ITSLIQUID

New International Airport Mexico City

Architecture | December 25, 2018 |

New International Airport Mexico City - Foster + PartnersImage courtesy of Foster + Partners

New International Airport Mexico City
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Status: Ongoing

A collaboration between Foster + Partners, FR-EE and NACO won the international competition to design Mexico City’s new international airport. At 743,000 square metres, it will be one of the world’s largest airports and will revolutionise airport design – the entire terminal is enclosed within a continuous lightweight gridshell, embracing walls and roof in a single, flowing form, evocative of flight. The design ensures short walking distances and few level changes, it is easy to navigate, and passengers will not have to use internal trains or underground tunnels – it is a celebration of space and light.

New International Airport Mexico City - Foster + PartnersImage courtesy of Foster + Partners

Flexible 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 airport is planned on a new site with three runways, and an expansion plan up to 2062 with an eventual six runways.

New International Airport Mexico City - Foster + PartnersImage courtesy of Foster + Partners

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. The maximum span internally is 170 metres. The lightweight glass and steel structure and soaring vaulted roof are designed for Mexico City’s challenging soil conditions. Its unique pre-fabricated system can be constructed rapidly, without the need for scaffolding – the airport will be a showcase for Mexican innovation, built by Mexican contractors and engineers.

The entire building is serviced from beneath, freeing the roof of ducts and pipes and revealing the environmental skin. This 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.

New International Airport Mexico City - Foster + PartnersImage courtesy of Foster + Partners

The LEED Platinum design works with Mexico City‘s temperate, dry climate to fill the terminal spaces with fresh air using displacement ventilation principles. For a large part of the year, comfortable temperatures will be maintained by almost 100% outside air, with little or no additional heating or cooling required.

more. www.fosterandpartners.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


YONOBI

Design | January 24, 2020

YONOBI's new store in Løvstræde, Copenhagen Central encapsulates the junction between beauty and function. Owner Nanna Egebjerg has built YONOBI from her passion for Japanese and Nordic aesthetics. The space embodies YONOBI's vision - sparking inspiration and serenity for anyone attuned to ceramics and art. Read more


INDEX Saudi 2020

Design | January 9, 2020

Now in its second year, INDEX Saudi 2020 once again takes center stage in the Kingdom with a bigger and better display of opportunities at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center on February 3-5, 2020. Already a leading sourcing platform for Saudi Arabia's interior buyers who specify products and services for the hospitality, commercial, residential and retail sectors as the Kingdom continues to grow at an exceptional rate, the trade show will help exhibitors address a range of business objectives all in one place. Read more


Countryside, The Future, an AMO…

Architecture | January 6, 2020

From February 20 through summer 2020 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Countryside, The Future, an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Read more


Studio Libeskind – “Gare Thiers-Est”

Architecture | January 3, 2020

Studio Libeskind in collaboration with Fevrier Carre Architectes and landscape architect Jean Mus was selected to design the "Gare Thiers-Est" (East Thiers Station), as a result of an international competition sponsored by the City of Nice. The project involves the design of 20,000 square meters of high-end commercial space that will feature two levels of shops, a 120 room hotel and office spaces, a sculptural entry pavilion, a 200 seat auditorium below grade, and a restaurant offering an open roof terrace with views towards the sea on the top floor. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!