An overhead rendering of Fernando Romero’s Border City concept.

Mexican architect Fernando Romero’s Border City, a walkable, hyper-connected metropolis master-plan that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, is currently on display as Mexico’s entry in the London Design Biennale.

The Border City is designed around the recently-opened Santa Teresa freight hub on the border of Mexico and New Mexico, close to the existing sister cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Unlike El Paso and Juarez, Romero’s plan removes restrictions on moving, studying, or working on either side of the border, as well as the limits imposed by exchange rates.

[The city is] multipolar, with many business districts and specialized economic sectors; It’s super-connected, allowing for a steady circulation of people, goods, and services within it and outside it… The I-10 highway connects the city’s dense and walkable urban area to far-flung regions in East and West Coasts of the U.S. And a web of other roadways and express trains link the city’s various economic hot spots and key industries.

Romero wants to build this city on private land within the next decade or so, according to Dezeen.

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