For Mexico City’s New International Airport (Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico – NAICM),
Foster + Partners and FR-EE had one core goal in mind: Put people first. At 470,000 square meters, it will be one of the world’s largest airports and its flowing form is inspired by flight. But its primary design focus is the passenger experience. With an open air concept, travelers will be able to see the gates and where they are heading in a space full of daylight. The design also anticipates the predicted increase in passenger numbers by 2028 and beyond, along with an expansion plan through 2062 for an eventual six runways. With the ambitious sustainability and terminal design goals, BIM became crucial to making it happen. The sharing of the models from the very early stages made it possible for all teams to access updated information, enabling a smooth transition from the concept stage to a more detailed stage of the design as well as construction.