Urban development for the old Mexico City airport
Mexico City has decided to build a new airport where the old Texcoco lake once was, liberating at the same time the land currently occupied by the International Airport.
The proposal is to create an economic and urban pole with high standards of quality and eco-sustainability
The reasons behind this decision include the increase in air traffic over the past years –due to the rapid growth of Mexico’s economy– and the need to improve airport services.
The job commissioned by the Mexican authorities is to consider the future of the freed 780 hectares and guide the 10,000 hectares needed for the development of the new airport. On the land occupied by the current airport, the creation of an Economic and Urban Pole has been suggested, which would have high quality and eco-sustainability standards. The suggested operation would create 52,000 homes and 182 green hectares, adequate for 172,000 people to live in. The impact of this operation will generate an estimated 60,000 jobs.
As a whole, it is a unique project worldwide, complex, with a serious number of administrations involved. It will define the future of the Mexican Valley over the next 50 years and positions this megalopolis at the head of Global Cities.