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New International Airport for Mexico City

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Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and Mexican architect Fernando Romero of FR-EE has won the competition to expand the Mexico City airport. It was won under an international competition involving big names in architecture. The project scope is of a $9.15 billion 5,000 hectare expansion with a 70-gate, phased expansion capable of hosting 40-million passengers per year.

Along with local big firms, international big names of architecture partnered to compete for the project. Among the shortlisted firms were Zaha HadidNorman Foster and Richard Rogers are among seven international practices.

The Mexican part of the winner team, Fernando Romero of FR-EE is the son in law of Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim.

 

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