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CEMEX Unveils National Finalists for the XXIII Building Awards

00:00 - 15 October, 2014
CEMEX Unveils National Finalists for the XXIII Building Awards

The CEMEX Building Awards recognize the best architecture and construction in Mexico, ranging from single-family homes to large-scale infrastructure projects. For the XXIII awards CEMEX will recognize projects that were built during 2013 that stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques. 

CEMEX has already unveiled the national finalists for the 13 categories, and the winners will be announced on November 5. 

Read on after the break to see the finalists. 

MM House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 October, 2014
MM House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos , © Marcos García
© Marcos García

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +16

Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti + RDT arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti  + RDT arquitectos, Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos
Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos

Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos +44

Tres Picos 97 / D+S Arquitectos

01:00 - 7 October, 2014
Tres Picos 97 / D+S Arquitectos, Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos
Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos

Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tres Picos, Polanco, 11550 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Area

    450.0 m2
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos

LC BAR / Regaa Estudio Arquitectura

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
LC BAR / Regaa Estudio Arquitectura, © Efraín Alvarado
© Efraín Alvarado

© Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado © Efraín Alvarado +13

V House / Agraz Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
V House / Agraz Arquitectos, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerta Plata, Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Ricardo Agraz
  • Project Manager

    Brenda Barron
  • Project Area

    354.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Lilian Rebollo Uribe, Edgar Saúl Bahena Cruz
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Casa BC / 3ARCH

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Casa BC / 3ARCH, © The Black Rabbit
© The Black Rabbit

© The Black Rabbit © The Black Rabbit © The Black Rabbit © The Black Rabbit +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Herradura, Huixquilucan, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Design and construction

    3ARCH, Emilio Ades, Daniel Sampson, Gerardo Domínguez, Francisco Villalón, Antonio Peña
  • Area

    559.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

ArchDaily Editors Select Our Favorite Projects in Mexico

00:00 - 16 September, 2014
ArchDaily Editors Select Our Favorite Projects in Mexico

Today is Mexico’s Independence Day and in celebration of this national holiday we wanted to recognize the great tradition of modern and contemporary architecture in the country. We asked the editors of all our sites – ArchDaily, Plataforma Arquitectura, ArchDaily Mexico and ArchDaily Brasil - to select their favorite architecture projects in Mexico. From Barragan to Rojkind, check out our round-up below, originally published on our sister-site ArchDaily Mexico.

Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +25

Bioinnova / Tatiana Bilbao

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Bioinnova / Tatiana Bilbao, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Culiacán Rosales, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Area

    6260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Constitución 8 / Proyecto Cafeína

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Constitución 8 / Proyecto Cafeína, © Patrick López Jaimes
© Patrick López Jaimes

© Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes +27

Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport, © Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR
© Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos and Pascall+Watson has shared with us their proposal for the New Mexico City International Airport (often referred to as the NAICM for its initials in Spanish: Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México). 

We have already presented you with the NAICM’s winning proposal, though Sordo Madaleno and Pascall+Watson were one of seven participating teams in the invited competition. The team sought to redefine the concept of aviation architecture by centering their idea around passenger experience and business efficiency. See what they came up with, after the break.

© Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group +32

MR299 / HGR Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
MR299 / HGR Arquitectos, © Diana Arnau
© Diana Arnau

© Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Matías Romero, Vertiz Narvarte, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect

    Marcos Hagerman
  • Project Area

    1835.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Casa Sierra Leona / José Juan Rivera Río

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
Casa Sierra Leona / José Juan Rivera Río , © Nasser Malek Hernández
© Nasser Malek Hernández

© Nasser Malek Hernández © Nasser Malek Hernández © Nasser Malek Hernández © Nasser Malek Hernández +26

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

00:00 - 4 September, 2014

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.

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
© Rafael Gamo

© Marcos Betanzos © Rafael Gamo © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos +35