Everything about Mexico City New International Airport from the terminal to the supporting infrastructure around it is vast. At 667,000m², the terminal alone will be one of the largest and the most sustainable in the world.
NACO was invited by Foster + Partners and FR-EE to join the design team working on the terminal and to create an innovative, unique and world-class solution for the Mexico City New International Airport. Our scope of work included the functional and special systems (IT and BHS) design of the new terminal as well as the Air Traffic Control Tower, the Area Control Centre and the Ground Transportation Centre which includes a multi-storey car park and public transport facilities. The result is an energy efficient and continuous flowing single roof structure which will be capable of handling approximately 50 million annual passengers in the first phase.
In addition to our involvement in the terminal design we were contracted along with our local partners TADCO and SACMAG, to deliver airside infrastructure design services. This presented one of the most exciting design challenges for the team since the airport is being constructed in the Texcoco zone; a location renowned for its challenging soil characteristics and frequent flooding. This part of the project includes three Code F runways up to 5,000m in length, as well as a very significant number of taxiways, aircraft stands and support buildings totalling about 8 million m² of pavement.
Our collaborative approach throughout the project has resulted in an iconic and innovative design which not only takes into account Mexico City’s challenging environment, but will also provide passengers with a unique airport experience which will likely become an inspiration for future airports across the globe. Once completed, Mexico City New International Airport will have the capacity to handle 120 million passengers every year.
New Mexico City International Airport