A New Mexico City Airport to Take Flight

FR-EE & foster + partners to design a new airport for mexico city

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Sir Norman Foster is certainly one of the rockstars of the architecture world, and the new design for Mexico City’s International Airport does nothing to stop that reputation. Designed as one of the largest airports in the world, as well as the greenest, it’s beautiful flowing form is set to be completed by 2018. Via DesignBoom:

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An enormous circular garden greets people as they arrive. In fact, the circle form is unique in airport design, and will dramatically simplify the often hodgepodge approach of existing airports.

‘Its design provides the most flexible enclosure possible to accommodate internal change and an increase in capacity. Mexico has really seized the initiative in investing in its national airport, understanding its social and economic importance and planning for the future. There will be nothing else like it in the world.’ – Lord Norman Foster.

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Designed to be extremely easy to navigate, the airport doesn’t have shuttles or other complicated transportation within it.

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Built by Mexican engineers and contractors, the airport will indeed be one of the biggest in the world, made of lightweight steel and glass.

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Norman Foster and Fernando Romero.

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