Fernando Romero's 'Border City' Vision Spans the US-Mexico Border

By: Joey Haar - Sep 12, 2016
References: fr-ee.org & dezeen
As architect Fernando Romero of the firm FR-EE sees it, national borders are an archaic and outdated concept that he believes can be transcended with something like his 'Border City' concept. The theoretical city would span the US-Mexico border between New Mexico and Texas in the US and Chihuahua in Mexico.

Romero believes that modern technology has made concrete borders symbolic. Especially around borders, economies and cultures are deeply intertwined as it is; removing these physical borders would merely acknowledge that fact.

More than just talk, though, Romero and FR-EE plan on realizing Border City over a 12-year period. The area they selected is privately owned land, which means that building on it is entirely within the discretion of the owners (rather than governments.)