Muros para Aeropuertos (AICM)

NEW AEROPUERTO INTERNACIONAL DE LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO (AICM) APPROVED

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that Norman Foster’s design in partnership with Mexico’s Fernando Romero and Netherlands Airport Consultants (NAC) was selected for the extension of Mexico City’s new international airport.

The new airport will quadruple passenger traffic from its current 30-million passengers per year to 60-million passengers in phase one and will reach 120-million passengers per year with six planned runways.

Groundwork and excavation for runways, taxing areas, platforms and navigational systems will begin in February 2015. Subsequently 34 more contracts will include perimeter fencing and the passenger terminal itself.

Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico Projected Growth

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AICM Projected passenger growth

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AICM Infographic

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AICM Geographic Location
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DESIGNED BY NORMAN FOSTER AND FERNANDO ROMERO

ONE SINGLE GIANT ROOF

The airport’s 470,000 square meter terminal is enclosed within a continuous lightweight roof, making it one of the world’s largest airports. The pre-fabricated roofing system can be constructed locally, without scaffolding, at significant savings over traditional construction methods.

With a roof spans ranging from 100 to 170 meters, the airport has a monumental scale evoking the feeling of the roof at the famous Museo Nacional de Antropologia. The single arched roof is constructed with lightweight glass and steel designed to meet Mexico City’s earthquake and muddy soil conditions.

Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico Exterior Views

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AICM Terminal

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AICM Roof

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AICM arrivals
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PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY DESIGN

The single large terminal uses less materials and energy than a cluster of buildings. This design increases passenger comfort with short walking distances across fewer levels without internal trains or underground tunnels.

The building systems for water, sewerage, electricity and air conditioning are provided from below, freeing the roof of ducts and pipes and revealing the environmental skin.

Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico Interior Views

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AICM large open spaces

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AICM Walk without trains and tunnels

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AICM Stores & Restaurants
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LIGHTING, COOLING AND HEATING ENERGY SAVINGS

The building meets meeting LEED Platinum international energy saving standards harnessing the power of the sun to reduce heating and cooling needs, collecting rainwater and re-directing daylight to maximize natural lighting.

Most of the year the air conditioning system will fill the terminal spaces with outside fresh air using displacement ventilation principles with little energy consumption.

Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico LEED Platinum

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AICM LEED Platinum Certification
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DRYWALL FAST, LIGHTWEIGHT

To meet the airport’s construction speed and energy saving goals, the ticket counters, offices, stores, restaurants and baggage carousel terminal can be constructed with drywall and dropped ceiling systems with considerable time savings.

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