All images courtesy of JAHN + LOGUER + ADG
Led by Architect Francisco Gonzalez-pulido, the Chicago-based architecture office JAHN has teamed up with local firms LOGUER and ADG to envision a proposal for the New Mexico City Airport Design Competition. The scheme houses the front end of the main terminal beneath a rowed field of canopy structures arranged in a triangular plan. The strategy results in two levels of open floor plans, provided with ample daylight through the roof’s gradual stepping configuration. Beyond, the layout extends into two appendages as well as a satellite terminal to organize the flight gates.
Chief designer and president of JAHN, Francisco Gonzalez-pulido, describes his interest and intentions for the project:
‘As both an architect and a mexican, I am honored to have been a part of this historic process. This was an opportunity for me personally to create something inspired by my heritage. More than an efficient and functional machine for transportation, I envisioned an airport as a technological, social and cultural manifest; deeply rooted in the history of the site but also respectful to the life of the valley of mexico. I wanted mexico to be in the forefront of innovation, comparable to our in projects like the bangkok airport and post tower. Our team was outstanding. Our design was ahead of its time. For me it is still the best.’