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A new airport for Mexico City

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A new airport for Mexico City it has been modified: 2014-09-17 di virgilio accounts

It 'was announced that a collaboration between Foster + Partners and FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise), of the Netherlands, has won the international competition for the design of the new international airport in Mexico City.

It will have an area of ​​555.000 square meters, and will be one of the largest airports in the world.

Designed by Foster + Partners engineering team, the project has revolutionized the design of the airport - the entire terminal is enclosed within a grid-shell and continuous light, hugging the walls and roof in one flowing form, evocative of the flight.

The work will start early next year and should be completed by 2018.

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Designed to be the world's most sustainable airport, the terminal uses less material and energy of a group of buildings. The design ensures short distances on foot and a few changes of level, it is easy to go, and passengers will not have to use trains indoors or underground tunnels.

This building is a celebration of space and light, its design anticipates the expected increase in the number of passengers in the 2028 and beyond, and its development will be the catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area.

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With spans exceeding 100 meters, three times the height of a traditional airport, it has a monumental staircase inspired by Mexican architecture.

The glass and steel structure are designed for difficult ground conditions such as those of Mexico City. Its prefabricated system unique in the world can be built quickly, without the need for scaffolding - the airport will be a showcase for innovation Mexican, built by Mexican entrepreneurs and local engineers.

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airport panels

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