Fernando Romero, fr*ee architects, Border City, London Design Biennale, binational city, Mexico, Mexico border, city masterplan, urban design, urban planning

The “Border City”, currently being exhibited at the London Design Biennale, is meant to function as a special zone where cultures “both clash and blend to create something altogether unique”. It draws from various international examples of “border situations” and aims to reconcile different cultural and economic narratives. This model addresses the specific case of the spatial border between the United States and Mexico, but aims to function as a widely applicable prototype of a new border city.

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Fernando Romero, fr*ee architects, Border City, London Design Biennale, binational city, Mexico, Mexico border, city masterplan, urban design, urban planning

Hexagonal in plan, the “Border City” would accommodate over 100 million inhabitants who already populate the states along the border between the United States and Mexico. The masterplan includes a proposal for a regional and local infrastructural and transportation network, including various other elements which the visitors of this year’s London Design Biennale can inspect in person until September 27, 2016.

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