Many builders are aiming for sustainability these days, and for good reason. Norman Foster has taken this idea to the next level with a proposed design for Mexico City’s new airport, slated to be the most sustainable in the world. The mega airport will be around six million square feet and will not be connected by any tram or trolley. That’s right; in an effort to be sustainable, the new airport would be centrally designed and totally walkable.
In this new layout, the energy savings of not having to power a transit system are humongous. Additionally, designers claim the structure will need air conditioning only on rare occasions because of a state of the art ventilation system, which will work in tandem with the structure itself. The structure will be designed to act as both a solar farm and rainwater collection apparatus to further reduce energy consumption.