SE77ANTASETTE, the first concept yacht designed for Benetti by Fernando Romero, made its American debut today at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio highlighted “the decidedly innovative essence of this project, born from a perfect union between the two different worlds of yachting and civil architecture…SE77ANTASETTE elevates yachting to a higher dimension than we have ever seen before, drawing on Romero’s skill and Benetti’s know-how”.
The FR-EE led Mexloop consortium has been named a winner of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, besting thousands to become one of only ten proposals world-wide that were selected for development. FR-EE and Mexloop are partnering with Hyperloop One to develop a groundbreaking new transport system with state-of-the-art intermodal hubs and transit oriented development in central Mexico, transforming its economy, spurring innovation and development, and creating job opportunities for the new ‘Megalopolis’ that will be home to 60 million by 2050.
Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Grupo Aeroportuario Director Federico Patiño and Fernando Romero opened the Mexico City New International Airport site office, a 7,500 square meter facility that will host a project team of 250 people to oversee design, engineering and construction in situ for what will be the largest airport in the Western Hemisphere. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017.
FR-EE is debuting a vision for a binational city on the US-Mexico border at the 2016 London Design Biennale. 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, and underpinned by sustainability principles. The urban prototype, with a hexagonal plan, might offer a new model for cities as populations grow, migration increases, and economies continue to globalize.
World-renowned designer Michael Kors featured Museo Soumaya in his 2016 “Sun Kissed” campaign, with the designer teasing “Curves ahead!” on Instagram to announce the location.
Villa E is a self-sustaining house designed as an holistic contemporary machine for living where the central space -living room- became the heart of the house. Using advances in product design to bring housing into a new hybridized realm, Villa E illustrates what a home can be from the ground up, bringing together the latest research, technology, and new standards of living into a masterfully crafted dwelling. Starting construction in 2017
Fundación Pedro Sarquís Merrewe has recognized Fernando Romero for his contributions to the country via his outstanding work in the field of architecture. Fernando will receive the Foundation’s annual award at a ceremony in Guadalajara this summer.
Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) co-hosted a cocktail party with Wallpaper* magazine at the famed Bauer Palazzo. International influencers from the worlds of architecture, design, and art came together to celebrate the announcement of FR-EE’s Sustainable Villa model for the 21st century inhabitant, Villa E. Over the course of the evening guests had an opportunity to view the premier of a film exploring FR-EE’s House of the Future proposal and ogle a model of Villa E on display.
Fernando Romero and Lord Norman Foster met while attending the Venice Architecture Biennale this June for a progress review of their collaboration for the Mexico City New International Airport (NAICM).
Fernando Romero met with the Moroso team for a design review of the 1:1 mockup of FR-EE’s proposal for a new chaise longue concept at Moroso’s production facility in Udine, Italy.
FR-EE’s Mexico City office is currently working on construction documents for a new museum that will anchor Mazatlan’s Cultural District and will celebrate the biodiversity of the country.
On September 3, 2014, the start of Mexico’s most important infrastructure project in decades was announced: Mexico City’s New International Airport (NAICM). Since commencing the project 12 months ago, we’ve accomplished each of the critical goals established in the Project’s schedule, allowing work to begin on site this year to meet the objective of opening the New Airport on October 20, 2020.
The most Instagrammed building in Mexico!!
FR-EE has been shortlisted for the final stage of a selection process to develop a high profile new mixed-used project at a prime downtown Miami site on Biscayne Boulevard.
Aerial view of construction underway at FR-EE’s first commission in Ciudad Juárez, the new 25,000 m2 state-of-the-art Convention Center.
The office in Mexico of The Economist organized the 2015 Mexico Summit and invited Fernando Romero as a key speaker on the New International Airport for Mexico City.
Monocle 88 includes a piece about Fernando Romero, as one of the “right minds” or best practices on a global level.
Today, Mario Botta opened the new exhibition on Italian design in Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, the gallery and library specialized in design owned by Fernando Romero and his wife Soumaya Slim de Romero.
As a homage to Buckminster Fuller, Fernando Romero developed El Sol, an spherical replica one billion times smaller of the sun built with Swarovski crystals. The piece will be shown at the firm’s pavilion at Design Miami.
In April 2014, Museo Soumaya – FR-EE’s first museum project completed in 2011 – received its second consecutive Popular Choice Award from Architizer. The museum has welcomed more than 4 million visitors since its opening and remains open to the public year round.
Following an 8-year process, FR-EE has been hired to design a 280-meter, mixed-use tower in the heart of Mexico City. The seismically-secure tower will include offices, a luxury hotel and retail, and is expected to open in 2018. It will be Mexico’s first LEED Platinum high-rise.
The most visited private event in the history of Mexico’s Museum of Modern Art showcased 16 designs by FR-EE, marking the launch of the studio’s latest publication. Watch the video.
We are pleased to announce that the Museo Soumaya designed by FR-EE has won the popular vote for design in Architizer’s inaugural A+ awards, in the Cultural: Museums category.
The construction of Cervantes Tower by FR-EE will be complete by the end of March 2013. The impressive building located in Polanco boasts 68 luxury apartments, wrapped inside a curved facade of crystal clear glass.