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 . From Barragan to Rojkind, check out our round-up below, originally published on our sister-site ArchDaily Mexico.

Bioinnova / Tatiana Bilbao

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: Culiacán Rosales, Sinaloa,
Area: 6260.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Constitución 8 / Proyecto Cafeína

© Patrick López Jaimes

Architects: Proyecto Cafeína
Location: , , Mexico
Project Area: 1159.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Patrick López Jaimes, Leonardo Neve Sánchez

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

© Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos and Pascall+Watson has shared with us their proposal for the New International (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.

MR299 / HGR Arquitectos

© Diana Arnau

Architects: HGR Arquitectos
Location: Calle Matías Romero, Vertiz Narvarte, , Federal District,
Architect: Marcos Hagerman
Project Area: 1835.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Diana Arnau

Casa Sierra Leona / José Juan Rivera Río

© Nasser Malek Hernández

Architects:
Location: Sierra Leona, Lomas de Chapultepec, 11000 City, Federal District,
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nasser Malek Hernández

NT24 / Aflo Arquitectos

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: Aflo Arquitectos
Location: Tlaltenango, , Morelos,
Architect: Andrés Flores
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Marcos Betanzos, Aflo Arquitectos

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

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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

Viñedo DeCote / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

© Jaime Navarro

Architects: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
Location: Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro,
Architect In Charge: Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco, Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes
Builder: CONVIVE
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Grupo CP / SPACE

© Adrenorama

Architects: SPACE
Location: City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Gabriel Téllez Galindo
Area: 4800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrenorama, Paul Czitrom

Kínder Monte Sinaí / LBR + A

© Alfonso Merchand

Architects:
Location: Loma de la Palma 133, Lomas de Vista Hermosa, 05100 , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Julieta Boy, Aby Helfon, José Luis Martin, Mariana Mercado
Area: 3755.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alfonso Merchand

Penthouse Plata / Greenfield

© Documentación Arquitectónica – Adrián Llaguno

Architects: Greenfield
Location: , Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Design Team: Kenji Rivera, Samuel Contreras, Alain Navar, Julia Briones, Dolores Maximino, Antonio Flores, Marisol Barrios.
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Documentación Arquitectónica – Adrián Llaguno , Courtesy of

Intersybarite Gourmet Store / Arquitectura Sistémica

© Rafael Gamo

Architects:
Location: Camino Real a Toluca, City, Federal District,
Design Team: Samantha Mendoza, Juan Garay, Antonio Peña
Area: 35.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Courtesy of Arquitectura Sistémica

Pino Street House / Oscar Gutiérrez

© Vanessa Guízar

Architects:
Location: Jalisco,
Area: 165.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Vanessa Guízar

Magma Towers / GLR arquitectos

© Jorge Taboada

Architects: GLR arquitectos
Location: , Nuevo Leon,
Architect In Charge: Gilberto L. Rodríguez
Area: 38450.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Taboada

CincoMdos / JSa

© Jaime Navarro

Architects: JSa
Location: Interior (Av. Rio Mixcoac) 73 Piso 7, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Benito Juarez, 03920 City, Federal District,
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Juan Ignacio Reyes, Sofía Villarreal, Lucía Villers, Silvia Mejía, Francisco Martinez, Alejandro Elí
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

© Onnis Luque

Architects: Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos
Location: 54240 , State of ,
Architect In Charge: Lorenzo Alvarez, Karmina Miranda
Year: 2014
Photographs: Onnis Luque

C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos

© Oscar Hernández

Architects: Plastik Arquitectos
Location: Aguascalientes,
Architect In Charge: Gerardo Carrera Escobar, Eduardo Arellano Garcia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Oscar Hernández