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