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FR-EE's Museo Soumaya Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

04:00 - 20 July, 2017
FR-EE's Museo Soumaya Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Museo Soumaya, which opened to the public in 2011, is one of the more striking cultural landmarks on the skyline of Mexico City. Designed by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, the space accommodates and displays a private art collection of nearly 70,000 works spanning the 15th to the mid-20th Centuries, including the world’s largest private collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures. In this photo-essay, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to this – a rotated rhomboid clad in a skin of 16,000 hexagonal mirrored-steel panels.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 38

FR-EE Installation Explores Man's Relationship with Sun at Design Miami/

16:00 - 8 December, 2015
FR-EE Installation Explores Man's Relationship with Sun at Design Miami/, © Robin Hill
© Robin Hill

Swarovski commissioned FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE to design an installation for Design Miami/ that "explores man's relationship with the sun." One billion times smaller than the sun, the installation - El Sol - is a spherical geodesic dome made from 2880 Swarovski crystals that "augment light emitted from its core" to "evoke the sun's gaseous, moving terrain."

"The project has allowed me to explore mathematics in relation to nature and my Mexican ancestry, which is very important and personal to my practice," said Fernando Romero.  

Video: Inside FR-EE's Mexico City Office

16:00 - 3 December, 2015

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, a global architecture and design firm founded by Fernando Romero that is known for its radically diverse portfolio, is currently working on designs for Mexico City's new international airport. Watch the video above, filmed by German photographer Yannick Wegner and his colleague Julián Cáceres Aravena, for an introduction on the massive project and insight on the firm's overall design approach.

FR-EE Proposes to Restore Mexico City Avenue with Cultural Corridor Chapultepec

12:50 - 19 August, 2015
© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE
© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Avenida Chapultepec is one of the most important and historic avenues in Mexico City. Once a calm Pre-Hispanic road that ran along the city's aqueduct, Avenida Chapultepec is now high-speed avenue, "negligent to its context and historic richness." Thus, FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE, FRENTE arquitectura and RVDG arquitectura + urbanismo have joined forces to propose a pedestrian-centric masterplan that aims to transform the congested avenue into an efficient, multimodal roadway that features an elevated promenade lined with commercial and cultural programs that are powered by renewable energy and connected by lush landscaping. Read on to learn more about the proposed Chapultepec Cultural Corridor (CCC).

"This is the most important creation of a new public space from the Central Alameda, it will be an area unprecedented in the city and space of more urban diversity in Mexico City." - Fernando Romero, general FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise

© FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE © FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE © FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE © FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE + 13

FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum

08:00 - 14 July, 2015
FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum, Courtesy of FR-EE
Courtesy of FR-EE

Fernando Romero EnterprisE (FR-EE) has revealed their proposal for the “Museo Mazatlán” in Mexico, which will be dedicated to the local culture of Mazatlán. Inspired by Mazatlán’s nickname, “The Pearl of the Pacific”, the design resembles an oyster with a pearl at its centre. This “pearl” is a geodesic dome, bringing together views of the sky with views of the city and sea.

The Mexican Moment: The Rise of Architecture's Latest Design Capital

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
The Mexican Moment: The Rise of Architecture's Latest Design Capital, Museo Soumaya / FR-EE. Image © Rafael Gamo
Museo Soumaya / FR-EE. Image © Rafael Gamo

On a recent trip abroad, architect and urban planner José Castillo was struck by a conversation with Mexico’s tourism attaché in Asia. Mexican tourism, the attaché remarked, has changed; it was the ancient pyramids and sandy beaches of the country that once drew visitors to it. Today however, architecture and design—and food—prevail.

The issue of food may be of little wonder. Mexican cuisine has indeed become more popular than ever in both the high and low ends of the culinary spectrum, and food in general is not only what one eats for dinner but also a hobby and an obsessive conversation topic. Yet for local design to come to the same level of acclaim and reputation is, at any rate, quite astonishing. It may be, though, that food and architecture are not so far apart. These are both highly creative and productive professions, as well as ones with a rich history, a theory, and many layers of tradition.

La Tallera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo Zeller & Moye and FR-EE's "Archivo". Image Courtesy of Zeller & Moye Foster + Partners and FR-EE's design for the new Mexico City Airport. Image Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners PRODUCTORA's Auditorio Cuernavaca, with the Teopanzolco Pyramid in the background. Image Courtesy of PRODUCTORA + 9

FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Reveals Latin American Art Museum for Miami

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Reveals Latin American Art Museum for Miami, Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE
Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to reform US immigration policy, FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE has released designs for a new Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) in Miami. The four-story museum, characterized by elongated, cantilevering terraces and sculpture gardens, hopes to become “the most significant institution for displaying Latin American art in America.” Continue reading to learn more.

Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE + 8

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Through FR-EE's Museo Soumaya

00:00 - 15 September, 2014

German photographer Yannick Wegner has shared with us his latest time-lapse exploration through the Museo Soumaya. Designed by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, the 150-foot structure has become iconic in Mexico City’s Polanco district due to its sculptural physique and scale-like skin of 16,000 mirrored steel hexagonal tiles.

Stills of the museum, after the break...

New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero's Designs for Mexico City's New Airport

00:00 - 4 September, 2014

Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City's new international airport. Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the airport will initially include three runways, but is designed to expand to up to six runways by 2062, all served by the single terminal building.

One of the world's largest airport terminals at 555,000 square meters, the building is enclosed by a single, continuous lightweight gridshell, the largest of this type of structure ever built with spans reaching up to 170 meters.

By utilizing a single airport terminal, passengers will not need to travel on internal train services or underground tunnels, and the design of the building ensures shorter walking distances and few changes of level, all making for a more relaxing experience for users.

The building is designed to be the world's most sustainable airport, with the single lightweight shell using far less material than a cluster of buildings, and cooling and ventilation strategies that require little to no mechanical assistance for most of the year.

New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero's Designs for Mexico City's New Airport

00:00 - 4 September, 2014
New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero's Designs for Mexico City's New Airport, Image Captured from video via Foster + Partners
Image Captured from video via Foster + Partners

Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City's new international airport. Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the airport will initially include three runways, but is designed to expand to up to six runways by 2062, all served by the single terminal building.

One of the world's largest airport terminals at 555,000 square meters, the building is enclosed by a single, continuous lightweight gridshell, the largest of this type of structure ever built with spans reaching up to 170 meters. By utilizing a single airport terminal, passengers will not need to travel on internal train services or underground tunnels, and the design of the building ensures shorter walking distances and few changes of level, all making for a more relaxing experience for users.

The building is designed to be the world's most sustainable airport, with the single lightweight shell using far less material than a cluster of buildings, and cooling and ventilation strategies that require little to no mechanical assistance for most of the year.

More details of the design after the break

Foster + Romero Alliance Wins Competition to Design the Mexico City Airport Expansion

01:00 - 3 September, 2014
Foster + Romero Alliance Wins Competition to Design the Mexico City Airport Expansion, © DBOX for Foster + Partners
© DBOX for Foster + Partners

A duo comprised of British architect and Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and Mexican architect Fernando Romero of FR-EE has won the competition to expand the Mexico City airport, Reuters has reported.

The new airport not only plans to solve overcrowding at the current terminal, but also to “develop economically and socially one of the most densely populated and marginalized regions” of Mexico.  The project is set to be finished by the end of 2018. 

Learn more about the airport and the winning design team after the break…

Los Cabos International Convention Center / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Los Cabos International Convention Center / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, Courtesy of FR-EE
Courtesy of FR-EE

Courtesy of FR-EE Courtesy of FR-EE Courtesy of FR-EE Courtesy of FR-EE + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidad Autonoma de Baja Californi Sur, Avenida de la Juventud SN, Ejidal Chamizal, Benito Juárez, 23460 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • FR-EE Team

    Fernando Romero, Mauricio Ceballos, Raymundo Zamora, Joana Gomes, Ricardo García, Hugo Fernández, Orlando Gómez, Ana Paula Herrera, Guillermo Paredes, Pedro Lechuga, Raúl Soria, Gustavo Ribera, Libia Castilla, Federico Giner, Raúl Avila
  • Area

    5400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

Plaza Mariana / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

01:00 - 14 March, 2014
Plaza Mariana  / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, Courtesy of FR-EE
Courtesy of FR-EE

Courtesy of FR-EE Courtesy of FR-EE Courtesy of FR-EE Courtesy of FR-EE + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • FR-EE Team

    Fernando Romero, Julio Gonzalez, Gabriela Bojalil, Paul Van der Voort, Guillermo Méndez, César López, Astrid Rovisco, Rodolfo Rueda, Guillermo Ramírez, Tiago Pinto de Carvalho, Juan Pedro López, Ana Medina, Estela Escudero, Paulina de Luna
  • Area

    68000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

01:00 - 11 March, 2014
Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Courtesy of FR-EE + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinhua Architecture Park, Qingzhao Road, Jindong, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
  • FR-EE Team

    Fernando Romero, Eduardo Sosa, María Teresa Catrip, Carlos Bedoya, León Amezcua, Alberto Amaya, Israel Álvarez, Jean Luc Fugier, Víctor Jaime, Yara Sigler
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Archivo: Zeller & Moye's Cultural "Exoskeleton" Planned for Mexico City

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Archivo: Zeller & Moye's Cultural "Exoskeleton" Planned for Mexico City, Cortesía de Zeller & Moye
Cortesía de Zeller & Moye

To be completed in 2016, 'Archivo' is an open space designed by Zeller & Moye in collaboration with FR-EE that will house a vibrant mix of cultural/design activities, with each floor given a different function. Designed as an "exoskeleton" that opens to its context, 'Archivo' aims to enrich the cultural and social life of Mexico City.

More on the project after the jump.

Museo Soumaya / FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Museo Soumaya / FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo                          © Adam Weisman © Adam Weisman © Adam Weisman + 32