Going to the bathroom inside the facilities of the new Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) will be an experience! Those responsible for this project of the Mexican federal government paid special attention and dedication to the sanitary spaces (public bathrooms) to decorate them with themes and characters allusive to Mexican popular culture. They stand out from them The boy of 8 and the characters that immortalized Roberto Gómez Bolaños; and, in addition, several of the luminaires that were part of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.
The pompous decoration of the public toilets is part of the construction process of the passenger terminal of the Felipe Ángeles International Airport, which will conclude on March 21, 2022. In this sense, a total of 36 themed bathrooms will be ready.
The bathrooms are divided into the following areas:
- Mayan culture
- Magic towns
- Mexico City
- Golden Age of Mexican cinema
“These toilets are strategically located to present a sample of our identity as Mexicans, our culture, our traditions, our day to day,” he said exclusively to Newscast Raúl Miranda Ruvalcaba, The greatest architect of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena). «Something that identifies us as Mexicans is our pre-Hispanic stage, so in some toilets we will have Aztec, Mayan, Olmec, Teotihuacan, ethnic themes. We have had advice from experts as well as from INAH as well as from some educational institutions ».
Likewise, the details of the new bathrooms of the AIFA were thought by a group of architects, artists, engineers and experts in Mexican pre-Hispanic culture.
The boy of 8
The baths alluding to Chespirito serve as a tribute to Roberto Gómez Bolaños and his most iconic television characters such as The boy of 8, El Chapulín Colorado and Doctor Chapatín, among others. The structure of the toilets emulates the famous neighborhood of the guy. In fact there are some stairs that go up to department 27 that were next to the famous barrel of The boy of 8. In addition, the mirrors are decorated with the numbers of the houses of the famous neighborhood, such as that of the Witch of 71 (Doña Cleotilde), Kiko and Doña Florinda, that of Chilindrina and Don Ramón and, of course, 8.
«We have a bathroom dedicated to Chespirito, Mexican music, sports, some like tequila, Guelaguetza, Raúl Miranda also explained to Newscast.
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Golden Age of Mexican cinema
The bathrooms dedicated to these great stars have the film as their main character They say I’m a womanizer (1949), with Pedro Infante and Sara García. According to newspaper Millennium, the bathroom of the Mexican gold cinema has the following phrase printed on its ceilings:
“As brilliant and unique as gold, it has made nationals and foreigners dream for so many generations. Legendary actresses and actors who reflected like a mirror the nuances and contrasts of our society; so enjoyable and endearing their performances; icons, figures and idols of our national cinema, from the 1930s to the 1950s »,
Main image courtesy of Ariel Ojeda, of Millennium.
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