Border City Model

Fernando Romero2016/2016

London Design Biennale

London Design Biennale
London, United Kingdom

Border City presents a vision for a binational 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 is rooted in the long history of places where frontiers meet, cities where cultures both clash and blend. This integrated masterplan is conducive to both sides of the border, drawing upon industrial, employment and trade opportunities, while recognising shortcomings in urban planning. Fernando Romero’s urban prototype, with a hexagonal plan, might offer a new model for cities as populations grow, migration increases, and economies continue to globalise.


  • Title: Border City Model
  • Creator: Fernando Romero
  • Creator Lifespan: 1971-10-11
  • Creator Nationality: Mexico
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Mexico City
  • Date: 2016/2016
  • 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
  • Physical Dimensions: w3 mm (diameter)
  • Type: Model
  • Rights: Ed Reeve
  • Medium: Acrylic

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