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Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion

Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion
Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion, Zagreb Airport Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects
Zagreb Airport Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers are among seven international practices listed to compete for a 5,000 hectare expansion that hopes to “alleviate severe congestion” at the Mexico City airport. With each team led by Mexican firms, the shortlisted architects, which also include SOM, Gensler, Pascall+Watson and Teodoro González de León with Taller de Arquitectura X, have been asked to envision a 70-gate, phased expansion capable of hosting 40-million passengers per year. A schematic masterplan has been provided by Arup. Completion of the first phases is tentatively planned for 2018. 

Stay tuned for more details.

References: Bloomberg, The Architects' Journal

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion" 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495573/mexico-city-shortlists-seven-architects-for-major-airport-expansion/> ISSN 0719-8884
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