fr-ee + CABR selected as one of the three finalists in Luohu
Shenzhen Urban Design Promotion Center released the review results of the International Competition Plan for the whole design process for the new construction of Luohu District Culture and Art Museum. The project is committed to creating a cultural landmark with "complete functions, advanced concepts, and first-class facilities", focused on improving the diversity and quality of cultural activities of the citizens, and creates an urban living room in Luohu District together with other cultural facilities in the jurisdiction. We are so proud to be part of the 3 shortlisted design institutions.
Our team in the world

Recently Juan Pablo Huerta, one of fr·ee´s Project Leaders participated like a judge in the competition “Human Kind After COVID19, the design challenge to reactivate the global economy”; the challenge was to propose a visionary project that helps to revive the economy of a region, city or community affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Juan Pablo Huerta is a Mexican architect with long experience in international scale projects around the world. With his experience, we are sure that he made excellent work selectin the winners. Congrats to all the participants.

Merit Award is for fr·ee

We are honored to communicate that the project of Plaza Carso is the only project in Latin America to win the Merit Award in the category of Public Building in the Sixth CREDAward, this award received more than 1,000 works from different countries and is the first international design award in the field of China real estate industry

Plaza Carso is an example of how cities around the world are transforming industrial sites into mixed-use projects that enable citizens to avoid traveling long distances between cultural sites, housing, shopping areas, educational areas, sports spaces, and recreational areas.

fr·ee in the Universe of Designverse

Our projects keep being shown in important architecture magazines around the world! We share with you the article that Desigverse magazine from China published about the Soumaya Museum. Click on the link to go to the article.

fr·ee has been shortlisted!

fr·ee + CABR have recently been shortlisted to design the Luohu District and Culture Art Center in Shenzhen, China. The design, based on the cold alleys of Lingnan Architecture, creates spaces for contemplation of culture, art, and performance, fostering community integration. Congratulations to the whole team!

Fernando Romero EnterprisE (2020)

Rizzoli editorial was in charge of curating our latest publication, the book compiles the last 20 years of excellence in practice. Take a look at this great book with foreword by Dejan Sudjic. (2020).

For sale with other architecture masterpiece books on the Rizzoli page: https://www.rizzoliusa.com/.

Power of Architecture
Recently, our CEO adressed an audience of specialized media and the public with whom Mr. Romero shared important information of our built projects. Also, he shared his vision for the future office in these challenging times.
Los Cabos Welcome NEW fr·ee Masterplan

This 2020, our office will design two private Master Plans for the city of Cabo San Lucas, México. 

fr·ee Director & Partner Mauricio Ceballos, is part of the international jury in 10th Idea-Tops Awards
The International Space Design Award—IDEA-TOPS is the most influential, internationalized and authoritative design award in China, which is organized with the support of the Chinese government. The number of Idea-Tops participants reach 10,000 entries. The award seekers, span from 57 countries all over the world.
fr·ee is part of the shortlist of CREDAWARD

The sixth CREDAWARD received 1,616 works from 457 companies. Participating companies and works are from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Kazakhstan, etc. FR-EE is in the list with other important firms such as Foster + Partners, KPF, LWK + PARTNERS, UNStudio, SOM, among others.

Isolate virus, not isolate love-we act in Mexico

We are very happy to help in the most difficult moments. Each force is helping to fight in the most affected region. For a better world and a better future, isolate viruses, not isolate love !!!

Accounting Our New Book !!!

We are very proud to announce the publication of our latest book with Rizzoli. The publication compiles 20 years of practice at fr·ee. Official launch March 3rd in CDMX and June 7th in NYC

Shenzhen Resilient Building Shortlisted

fr·ee's proposal for the Shenzhen Technology Center was shortlisted along with four other firms. Our solution consists of a highly rational building planned to withstand the climatic challenges of the region.

fr·ee among the finalists in a competition to design a cultural center in the Oaxaca region of Mexico

 Our proposal is a tribute to Oaxaca's culture and its rich artistic expressions. The scheme uses a barrel vault structural system, a construction technique used in ancient buildings of the area.

2019 Burning Man Temple Proposal

The concept of our wooden temple echoes the shapes of Radiolaria, fossilized species found in the sub-soil of the Black Rock Desert. These were of the first forms of life that existed on earth.

New Hotel in the blooming region of Baja

We are designing a new hotel in Ensenada. The project floats above the fields of the valley, in the middle of Baja California – a region known for its vineyards and gastronomy. 

South Pacific Mexican Villa under construction
The project is located less than 20 minutes from one of Mexico’s most important Pacific Coast destinations. Our villa responds to the surrounding context with horizontal slabs volumes that organize the program by levels, highlighting the natural beauty of the ocean. 
NAIM's mega slab and first columns ready
The mega structure responsible for supporting the terminal building has been completed. At the same time the first 4 columns are already raised at the center of the terminal, in total these 21 conical structures will shape the roof of the airport. Allowing the entry of natural light and capturing rainwater.
Escuela de Jueces about to open
With more than 39 thousand square meters of construction, this building is dedicated to the training of new judges. It also includes a plenary room for 500 people · public ministry · an exclusive level for psychological care · and 15 civil / family courts.
Carso Moliere on the way

One year after the beginning of the excavation, this is how the progress in our last building under construction looks like. Located just a few steps from the Soumaya Museum and the vibrant commercial complex Plaza Carso. At the moment it reaches 43 thousand square meters built and 7 basement levels.
fr·ee and Foster + Partners win the AEC Excellence Awards for Infrastructure
AutoDesk, which hosts the annual AEC Excellence Awards competition, recognized fr·ee and Foster & Partners for their innovative use of connected BIM (Building Information Modeling) technologies and sustainable design in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) in their design for the New International Airport Mexico City. 

“With their bold imaginations and the right tools in hand, the winners of this competition are creating lasting monuments to the ingenuity of humankind,” said Nicolas Mangon, Vice President AEC, Business Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk.  
Fernando Romero x Benetti unveil a concept yacht

Se77antasette is the first concept yacht by Benetti, designed by the award-winning architect and designer Fernando Romero. Unveiled at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Se77antasette embodies Benetti’s spirit of innovation, design, technology and handcrafted  

Precisely 77 meters long, Se77antasette breaks away from the traditional concept of yachts that subscribe to a rigid horizontal order, featuring a revolutionary design in which flowing lines are combined with complex structures that draw their inspiration from the marine habitat, creating harmonious connections between all decks, design features, and surrounding environment.

Mexican President Peña Nieto announces construction of NAICM
During a speech to the nation, President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed that construction at the New International Airport Mexico City is under way. President Peña Nieto described the construction plan,  while also expounding on how the New International Airport Mexico City will transform the country’s most populous city for generations to come.

Mexican Consortium led by fr·ee named winner of Hyperloop One Global Challenge

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 working 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.

Fernando Romero named one of Mexico's 300 leaders
FR-EE's Director and founder Fernando Romero has been named one of Mexico's 300 leaders by the Lideres Mexicanos. With infrastructure projects like the New International Airport Mexico City under way, Romero’s work is crucial in transforming and modernizing the nation’s infrastructural system. Romero was named alongside notable Mexican cultural luminaries like Eugenio Lopez and Alejandro González Iñárritu. 
Construction in record time
With an approximate 40% advance on the 7th floor, the construction of the School of Judges is expected to conclude earlier. For the first time a building will house a school that concentrates the formation for judges in Mexico City.
90% of Lago Zurich is complete
The housing building located a few steps from the Soumaya Museum is in its last phase. Interior details as well as service implementations will be completed in the coming weeks.
Excavation in Moliere and Cervantes has started
The foundation work will begin shortly for this mixed-use building located in the vicinity of the Polanco neighborhood, in Mexico City
Border City named one of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas
Border City has been named a finalist in Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas awards for its creative problem solving and potential to change our world for the better. Fast Company recognizes projects that represent the best of social entrepreneurship, where innovation and impact are intersecting.

Soumaya awarded with Guiness World Record!
For the longest edition marathon in the world. 
New NAICM Site Office

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 debuts Border City at London Design Biennale

fr·ee’s vision for a binational city on the US-Mexico border was unveiled at the 2016 London Design Biennale. Rooted in the long history of places where frontiers meet, cities where cultures both clash and blend, Romero’s vision is a place where borders are not binary, emphasizing a way in which people and goods can move more freely across the US-Mexico border. 

“This is a long-term vision, a utopian vision that is not about building walls but about thinking more ambitiously about the mutual relationship [between Mexico and America] and about what borders between countries really mean,” noted Romero. 

fr·ee Designing the most sustainable house

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

fr·ee unveils design for Latin American Art Museum

fr·ee have been invited to design the first home for the Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) in Miami.  The building, inspired by the iconic Miami cityscape, will house a collection of work from Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero, Wifredo Lam, Guillermo Kutica, Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, among others. 

Introducing the Ciudad Juárez Convention Center

We are excited to share that fr·ee has been awarded a commission the government of Ciudad Juárez to design a Convention Center that will serve as the focal point of a vast urban transformation project. An LEED Gold standard compliant building, the building is designed to be as flexible as possible, with various exhibition spaces available for parties of all sizes.

El Sol, a collaboration with Swarovski for Design Miami

Created as an homage to Buckminster Fuller, Fernando Romero designed El Sol, a spherical replica of the sun, built to scale, albeit one billion times smaller than the star at the center of our solar system. Made of 2,880 Swarovski crystals, El Sol also contains a sphere of LEDs that change color in response to a video stream of the sun provided by NASA. El Sol will be on display during Design Miami/, and will permanently reside in Swarovski’s collection. 

Fernando Romero designs shoes for United Nude
Fernando Romero was invited by famed architect and founder of United Nude Rem Koolhaas to design a pair of experimental high heels. Produced in a limited edition, each design will be 3D printed using a sPro 60 selective laser sintering (SLS) machine made by 3D printing company 3D Systems. It takes approximately 24 hours to print a single pair of shoes, which will be presented in Milan later this year. 
fr·ee designs mixed-use building in Miami
Commissioned by music producer Emilio Estefan, fr·ee designed E.E. Miami as a metaphor for Miami's diversity and lively culture. The 28-story building in the heart of Miami's vibrant Arts & Entertainment District will house everything necessary for life in the coastal city — from luxury stores to apartments with seaside views, to gyms, restaurants, and all the amenities necessary for enjoying life to the fullest. 
fr·ee to Design Mexico City's New International Airport
fr·ee won the international competition to design the New International Airport for Mexico City. The 550,000 square meter (5,920,000 square foot) facility will be largest in the continent and the most sustainable airport in the world and the first one with a LEED certificate.
Museo Soumaya Receives Architizer A+ Honor

In April 2014, Museo Soumaya – fr·ee’s first museum project completed in 2011 – received its second consecutive Popular Choice Award from Architizer. Since it opened, the museum has welcomes over 5 million visitors, and has quickly become one of the most photographed buildings in North America. 

ARCHIVO reveals design for new building in Mexico City
Founded by Fernando Romero and his wife Soumaya Slim de Romero in 2012, Archivo features a collection of more than 1,300 national and international industrial design icon. Working in collaboration with Christian Zeller and Ingrid Moye, FR-EE  designed this building as a permanent home to honor for Latin America’s first design collection. 
fr·ee launch "You Are The Context" at the Guggenheim Museum
On 12/12/12, Fernando Romero and fr·ee descended upon the Guggenheim Museum to introduce "You Are The Context", a new publication that serves as a contextual guide post for young designers. The book explores the role of context as it relates to architecture throughout history, and poses a multitude of questions for future generations, including "How do designers use their own past experiences as advantages in future projects?"

Fast Co. Design names Fernando Romero one of its 50 Design Pioneers
Fast Co. Design named fr·ee Founder Fernando Romero in their list of 50 People shaping the future of design. The honor comes on the heels of the opening of Museo Soumaya, which has come become an icon of modernity in the capital of Mexico. Romero was listed amongst peers like Thomas Heatherwick, Stefan Sagmeister, Yves Behar and Paola Antonelli. 
World leaders gather at Los Cabos Convention Center
In June 2012, international representatives and foreign dignitaries arrived at the FR-EE designed G20 Convention Center in Los Cabos, Baja California. Built to accentuate the natural beauty of Los Cabos, the G-20 Convention Center harnesses the power of the intense sun via solar panels, in turn, serving as model for green technology and sustainable design in Mexico. 
fr·ee restores architectural icon as part of Acapulco Rescue Initiative
As part of a government initiative to revitalize Acapulco, fr·ee led a team responsible for the restoration of the iconic Hotel Boca Chica. The 1950´s architectural gem had been neglected for over twenty years when Romero and team took on the project. FR-EE's renovation restored Boca Chica to its original glory by accentuating the buildings original features, while modernizing particular aspects of the guest experience. 

Subscribe to Newsletter