The new Felipe Ángeles International Airport at Santa Lucía (AIFA) was designed to be an iconic landmark for Mexico. The context in which the project arose made it essential that the design adhere to a strict budget and tight deadline for completion. In order to achieve these goals, an integrated design approach as well as an integrative process and team was proposed. At the same time, it was important that the airport be both expandable and sustainable. These characteristics would ultimately combine to form a work of exceptional architecture and urban planning befitting Mexico’s growing presence on the global stage. Currently under construction, AIFA is designed to be more than just a building, but an urban complex defined by a
grand roadway running along a strong axis providing a processional approach to the terminal building and concourses. It will include an airport city, hotel, intermodal station, bus station, cargo terminals, general aviation facilities, and military city that itself will have a military aviation museum, school, and residences among other amenities. These various components will be planned to work in harmony and to be achieved over a series of phases on a site that can accommodate tremendous expansion so that the airport can ultimately become a major player within the burgeoning aviation network of Mexico.
SANTA LUCIA, MEXICO
SEDENA, ADPI, NAVBLUE