LA House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

© Marcos García

Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos
Area: 933.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marcos García

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

© Marcos García

Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos
Location: , JAL,
Architects In Charge: Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
Area: 1557.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marcos García

Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti + RDT arquitectos

Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos

Architects: Arditti + RDT arquitectos
Location: Paseo de la Reforma, City, Federal District,
Area: 33800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos

Tres Picos 97 / D+S Arquitectos

Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos

Architects: D+S Arquitectos
Location: Tres Picos, Polanco, 11550 , Federal District,
Project Area: 450.0 m2
Photographs: Courtesy of D+S Arquitectos

LC BAR / Regaa Estudio Arquitectura

© Efraín Alvarado

Architects: Regaa Estudio Arquitectura
Location: , JAL, Mexico
Area: 350.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Efraín Alvarado

V House / Agraz Arquitectos

© Mito Covarrubias

Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
Location: Puerta Plata, , JAL,
Project Architect: Ricardo Agraz
Project Manager: Brenda Barron
Project Area: 354.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Mito Covarrubias

Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos

© Luis Gordoa

Architects: APT arquitectura para todos
Location: , Morelos,
Architect In Charge: Lilian Rebollo Uribe, Edgar Saúl Bahena Cruz
Area: 100.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

Casa BC / 3ARCH

© The Black Rabbit

Architects: 3ARCH
Location: La Herradura, Huixquilucan, State of ,
Design And Construction: , Emilio Ades, Daniel Sampson, Gerardo Domínguez, Francisco Villalón, Antonio Peña
Area: 559.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: The Black Rabbit

Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba

© Onnis Luque

Architects: Agustin Landa Ruiloba
Location: , Nuevo Leon,
Project Area: 270.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Onnis Luque

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: , Sinaloa, Mexico
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 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 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, City, 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

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

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 . 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