CLIENT: GAP (Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico)
SERVICES: Conceptual design, Detailes design, Production information
Hermosillo, capital of the State of Sonora, is located to the northwest of the Mexican Republic. The city of Hermosillo is considered one of the five best cities to live in in Mexico, just 270 km away from the US border and 95 km from the Gulf of California coast.
Hermosillo has an extreme climate, reaching temperatures of almost 50ºC during summer and enjoying mild winters. Taking into account the population that uses Hermosillo Airport, its influence area covers its own municipality and the four adjoining ones. In total, that adds up to a population of around one million.
GAP (Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico) operates 12 airports along the Mexican Pacific region. These airports previously belonged to the Mexican Government and were handed over as concessions owing to a national initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airports. GAP commissioned IDOM to carry out the Conceptual Design, the Detailed Design and Production Information for the extension of the Terminal Building, the extension of the CREI (acronym for their fire brigade) and the renovation of the existing car park. This
terminal extension will take up a new area of approximately 4,200 m2 and the total investment required for all the work is 7 million euros. IDOM completed these jobs in around 6 months
This extension will imply the operational capacity of the airport to grow, from the 1.2 million passengers it handles today to 2.1 million in the next 15 years.