Mexico Airport: A celebration of flight and structural innovation by Norman Foster and Fernando Romero

As part of the Mexico-United Kingdom 2015 DUAL YEAR, Norman Foster and Fernando Romero come together to reveal the story behind the creation of the new Mexico City Airport.

Date

November 11 2015 • 6.30pm
to 7.45pm

Contact

RIBA Public Programmes 020 7307 3699 talks@riba.org

venue

RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD, London

Tickets

£12.00 Standard

£10.00 Students

£10.00 RIBA Members and Friends

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Tickets

£12.00 Standard

£10.00 Students

£10.00 RIBA Members and Friends

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Aerial view of the new Mexico Airport. (c) Foster + Partners

The new airport for Mexico city promises to be ‘unlike anything in the world.’ A celebration of space and light, it represents a revolution in airport terminal design. Building on ideas pioneered at Stansted and subsequent airports in Hong Kong and Beijing, Mexico City airport will be amongst the largest and most sustainable in the world. The new airport is the outcome of a collaboration between Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero Enterprise. Its continuous gridshell structure – a singular enclosure evocative of flight – draws on rich local symbolism and innovative structural design to form a soaring, spectacular gateway to Mexico.

As part of the Mexico-United Kingdom 2015 DUAL YEAR, Norman Foster and Fernando Romero talk about the collaborative design process.With conversation chaired by Hugh Pearman - Editor, RIBA Journal

With support from the Government of Mexico as part of the Year of Mexico in the UK 2015.

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