New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero's Designs for Mexico City's New Airport

00:00 - 4 September, 2014
New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero's Designs for Mexico City's New Airport, Image Captured from video via Foster + Partners
Image Captured from video via Foster + Partners

Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City's new international airport. Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the airport will initially include three runways, but is designed to expand to up to six runways by 2062, all served by the single terminal building.

One of the world's largest airport terminals at 555,000 square meters, the building is enclosed by a single, continuous lightweight gridshell, the largest of this type of structure ever built with spans reaching up to 170 meters. By utilizing a single airport terminal, passengers will not need to travel on internal train services or underground tunnels, and the design of the building ensures shorter walking distances and few changes of level, all making for a more relaxing experience for users.

The building is designed to be the world's most sustainable airport, with the single lightweight shell using far less material than a cluster of buildings, and cooling and ventilation strategies that require little to no mechanical assistance for most of the year.

More details of the design after the break

NT24 / Aflo Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
NT24 / Aflo Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
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Viñedo DeCote / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
Viñedo DeCote / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco, Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes
  • Builder

    CONVIVE
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Grupo CP / SPACE

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
Grupo CP / SPACE, © Adrenorama
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Gabriel Téllez Galindo
  • Area

    4800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Kínder Monte Sinaí / LBR + A

01:00 - 29 August, 2014
© Alfonso Merchand
© Alfonso Merchand
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loma de la Palma 133, Lomas de Vista Hermosa, 05100 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Benjamín Romano
  • Collaborators

    Julieta Boy, Aby Helfon, José Luis Martin, Mariana Mercado
  • Area

    3755.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Penthouse Plata / Greenfield

01:00 - 28 August, 2014
Penthouse Plata / Greenfield , © Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Pedro, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Kenji Rivera, Samuel Contreras, Alain Navar, Julia Briones, Dolores Maximino, Antonio Flores, Marisol Barrios.
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Intersybarite Gourmet Store / Arquitectura Sistémica

01:00 - 23 August, 2014
Intersybarite Gourmet Store / Arquitectura Sistémica, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mariano Escobedo, Polanco, Mexico City, 11550 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Samantha Mendoza, Juan Garay, Antonio Peña
  • Area

    35.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Rafael Gamo, Courtesy of Arquitectura Sistémica

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Pino Street House / Oscar Gutiérrez

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Pino Street House / Oscar Gutiérrez, © Vanessa Guízar
© Vanessa Guízar

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CincoMdos / JSa

00:00 - 7 August, 2014
CincoMdos / JSa, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Interior (Av. Rio Mixcoac) 73 Piso 7, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Benito Juarez, 03920 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Javier Sánchez, Juan Ignacio Reyes, Sofía Villarreal, Lucía Villers, Silvia Mejía, Francisco Martinez, Alejandro Elí
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Area

    38450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
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C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerardo Carrera Escobar, Eduardo Arellano Garcia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Jalisco Federal Judicial City / TACHER Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 July, 2014
© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Anillo Periférico Sur Manuel Gómez Morin, Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Arq. Alberto Tacher, Arq. Sara Tamez, Arq. Oswin Guzmán
  • Design Team

    Arq. Daniel Zepeda, Arq. Mónica Rivera, Arq. Jessica Tirado.
  • Project Area

    149727.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Mito Covarrubias, Gerardo Cárdenas, Alejandro Fournier

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Super Alloys / WAM Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 July, 2014
Super Alloys / WAM Arquitectos, © Adrián Llaguno
© Adrián Llaguno
  • Architects

  • Location

    66350 Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Roberto Romero, Tania Coronado, Rocío González
  • Landscape Design

    Ecotono Urbano
  • Structures

    Eduardo Cristo
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

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Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk]

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk], © Diego Cosme
© Diego Cosme
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Juriquilla, Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Ana Martin, Juan Carlos Kelly, Paulina Moreno
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Photography

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Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Mexico’s pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale is centered on Octavio Paz’s reflections on the contraposition between tradition and modernity. Echoing the request from Rem Koolhaas that the national pavilions focus on the theme Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Paz’s writings establish that “…modernity, for the last one hundred years has been our style. It is the universal style. Wanting to be modern seems like madness, we are condemned to be modern.”

Architects Julio Gaeta and Luby Springall use this reflection as the starting point for their curatorial project, designing the pavilion to show two story paths: one traditional and one modern. This concept is executed through the selection of works emblematic of Mexican modernity juxtaposed with works, events and interviews that influence architecture.

Check out photos from the pavilion along with the official text from the curators after the break.

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Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos, © Diego Serratos
© Diego Serratos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Gerardo Villar Watty y Alberto Villar Watty
  • Design Team

    Daniel Villanueva, Paola García
  • Project Area

    263.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Diego Serratos

© Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos +22

Puerto Vallarta Seafront / Trama Arquitectos

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
© Alejandro Cartagena
© Alejandro Cartagena
  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jaime Castiello, Héctor Santana, Edgardo Sandoval y Carlos Haro
  • Co-Workers

    Livier Miramontes, Manuel Haro, Carmen Espinosa, Jorge Ignacio Gutiérrez, Jaime Castiello Gómez Verea, Fernando Castiello, Carlos Rodríguez, Miguel Martínez, Héctor Lozano, Beatriz Orozco, Mario Rodríguez, Hugo Yáñez, Susana Cortés, Juan Carlos Barriga
  • Landscape

    West8 urban design & landscape architecture + Estudio 3.14
  • Urban Furniture

    West8 urban design & Estudio 3.14
  • Structural

    Constructora Cautín S.A. de C.V., Ing. Roberto Dávalos
  • Construction

    Géminis Internacional S.A. de C.V., Vifeg S.A. de C.V. y Duo S.A de C.V
  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena +27