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Border City

Fernando Romero's Border City presented a vision for a bi-national city on one of the world's most important borders, that of the United States and Mexico, whose boundary states are now home to over 100 million people. The concept was rooted in the long history of places where frontiers meet, cities where cultures both clash and blend. This integrated masterplan was conducive to both sides of the border, drawing upon industrial, employment and trade opportunities, while recognising shortcomings in urban planning. Romero's urban prototype, with a hexagonal plan, offered a new model for cities as populations grow, migration increases, and economies continue to globalise.

Photo: Ed Reeve

Administering Body: Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom
Design Team: FR-EE | Fernando Romero EnterprisE; Pentagram; BuroHappold
Supporting Bodies: Secretaría de Cultura-México (Mexican Secretary of State for Culture); Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID); Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom; Shell México; HSBC México