London – Global architecture and design firm FR-EE has proposed a vision for a binational city on the border between Mexico and the US.
In a presentation at the inaugural London Design Biennale the team showed its Border City project, a masterplan highlighting opportunities for industrial growth and further employment opportunities for the area’s 200m people.
The aim is to show a utopian vision for US and Mexican relations, addressing fears and anxieties around border control that have been exacerbated by presidential candidate Donald Trump, who proposed building a wall on America's southern border in his 2016 election campaign.
‘With technology, borders are just becoming symbolic limits,’ architect Fernando Romero told Dezeen. ‘The reality is that there exists a very strong mutual dependency of economies and trades.’
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