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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

G20 International Convention Center in Baja California, Mexico by FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

 
June 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Mexico Federal Government commissioned FR-EE to design and build a convention center for the G20 Convention in Los Cabos, Mexico.  In June of 2012, international representatives and foreign dignitaries arrived at the convention center for the seventh meeting of the G-20, the Mexico Summit.  Among those in attendance were U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  To meet the deadline for the G-20 Summit, the building was built in record time – less than seven months

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE 

  • Architects: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE
  • Project: G20 International Convention Center
  • Location: Baja California, Mexico
  • Program: Convention Center
  • Size: 57,977 m2
  • Date: 2011-2012
  • Collaborators: None

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

The building, with capacity for 6,436 people, count with some of the latest innovations in green technology, such as a 2,700 m² green wall, which will become the largest in the world, a controlled drip irrigation system, and a lobby designed to maintain humidity and reduce the use of air conditioner.

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

The project also include photovoltaic, which cover part of the building´s energy demand, LED lighting, and 18% of the building have natural light coming in from the domes.

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

In order to reduce the amount of water consumed by the building, there is a water treatment plant treating about 2.6 liters of water per second and a rainstorm water storage tank, which is used to supply toilets and to water the green areas. The property´s total area is 66,140.592 squared meters, with the building´s footprint accounting for 22%.

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

The program will offer its visitors with areas for exhibitions and conventions, a partially covered parking lot with capacity for 561 cars and 22 spots for handicapped, and enough space for 16 trailers to maneuver, service mezzanine and a roof garden. The new construction will attract more tourists and business people, exhibits and conventions contributing to the region’s development and growth.

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

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