Mexico Is Building Biggest Airport In American Continent – Mexico Future Mega Project
Mexico City’s New International Airport was announced by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto on September 2, 2014, and is the largest public infrastructure mega project in a century. The new airport will replace current Benito Juárez International Airport, the busiest airport in Latin America transporting 41.7 million passengers in 2016
This U.S. Billion-dollar airport is expected to begin operations in 2020 with three runways in operation simultaneously and a passenger capacity of 50 million per year. When fully completed, it will have two terminals and six runways with an annual passenger capacity of 125 million , making it the second largest airport in the world today.
The architecture :
The entrance to the terminal will feature a garden of cacti and symbols of the eagle and snake, part of the national symbol pictured on the country’s Coat of Arms and flag.
The X is symbolic of the country’s name, “México”. An X-shape is also considered efficient to extend the number of gates. The X shape is used in the airports of Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Nairobi, Pittsburgh, and Incheon.
The roof is airy, lightweight, and made of membrane.
designed to be the world’s most sustainable airport, the compact single terminal uses less materials and energy than a cluster of buildings. the design ensures short walking distances and few level changes.
The terminal is to be sustainable, aiming for a LEED Platinum certification.The project claims it is “designed to be the world’s most sustainable airport”.
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Credit to : Foster and Partners and Mexican government.
Mexico Is Building Biggest Airport In American Continent : Mexico Future Mega Project