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Norman Foster Unveils the World's Most Sustainable Airport

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In April, seven big-name architects including Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers were shortlisted in a bid for the expansion of Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport, with construction set to begin as soon as late this year on the $5B project, which aims to "alleviate severe congestion" at one of Latin America's busiest airports. Earlier this week, a consortium led by knighted British architect Norman Foster and FR-EE's Fernando Romero—of the Apple spaceship and a swooshy Miami chapel, respectively—were announced as the winners. Aiming to create the "world's most sustainable airport," the team came up with a prefabricated membrane capable of rainwater collection and solar harvesting, with a mostly partition-free interior that looks both glassy and organic.

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