The New International Airport Mexico City at Texcoco (NAICM) is generated from a central idea: translate the challenge of building on a poor and unstable soil into a project that is not only viable urban, sustainable, economic and logical, but which also becomes an emblem that represents Mexico via the simplicity, intelligence and beauty of its architecture. NAICM is accessible, clear and dynamic. In its form and materiality, the past and future Mexico merge. The Integrity of its image, internal and external, is expressed from the strength, color and texture of its base that blend with the earth up to the lightness of its roof that meets the air. The interior spaces are monumental. They are modularly designed and true to
the scale of Mexico City. The logic of the space follows a free configuration. It is independent and super-adaptable. The program is housed under a membrane of modular elements that creates the intensity that characterizes the major transportation hubs of our-time that have become compact cities. Beyond being a transportation machine, NAICM is a social, cultural and technological expression. It is an airport designed for the future in a site with deep historical resonances. From the base to the roof, the materiality of the project arises from the construction needs. As a result, the base of the Terminal and the Satellite are stone. The buildings float on the site through a posttensioned slab that eliminates the need for excavation and deep piles.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPORTATION OF MEXICO
WERBER SOBEK. WSP, GRUPO DE DISEÑO URBANO, L-PLAN, RWDI