• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • Fernando Romero Enterprise - Architectural specializations and projects
  • 00:41    |    
    The FREE City project
    • Worldwide urban population growth
    • Critical global population issues
    • Human migration
    • The push-pull dynamic
    • Reasons for massive migration
  • 06:54    |    
    City outskirts: Living in slums
    • Modular system - Addressing housing disparities in Mexico
    • Boúca low-income housing system, Álvaro Siza Vieira - Portugal
    • Pre-fabricated housing system, Alejandro Aravena - Chile
    • Daharavi slum rehabilitation proposal - Mumbai
  • 09:51    |    
    Starting from the beginning
  • 10:23    |    
    Development of new cities
    • Free-zones as a solution to human growth
    • Special economic zones - China
    • Chandigarh City, Le Corbusier
    • Brasilia, Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer
    • Arbuja - Nigeria
    • Iskandar - Malaysia
    • Losar energy city - Qatar
    • Chengou Eco-city - China
    • Sejong - South Korea
    • Hammarby Sjostad - Sweden
    • Dholera - India
    • Tianjin Eco-city - China
    • Business district - South Korea
    • Masdar - Saudi Arabia
    • Naypyidaw - new capital of Myanmar
    • The Pearl man-made island - Qatar
  • 14:03    |    
    Technology as an opportunity for new cities
  • Entrepreneurship index
  • 15:00    |    
    FR-EE City concept
    • Elements of a FR-EE City
    • Grid evolution analysis throughout history
    • Worldly city layout examples
    • A Human Drift, King Camp Gillete (1894)
    • Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, Ebenezer Howard (1898)
    • Hexagonal city system, Charles Lam (1904)
    • Hexagonal engineering city plan, Rudolf Müller (1908)
    • Scientific approach to the city, Noulan Cauchon(1925)
    • Spatial theory of urban geography, Walter Christaller (1933)
    • More worldy city layout examples
  • 24:21    |    
    FR-EE City geometry and layout
    • Studies of mobility
    • Sustainability
    • Zoning and land use
  • 30:17    |    
    Questions and comments section
    • How does your office work? Do you have a rapid prototyping process? Are there different roles for offices and designers?
    • What was your argument behind the absence of private property in FR-EE city?
    • Can you describe the design process? What is the role of teamwork in this process? How do you engage in brainstorming?
    • How do you work with time constraints?
  • 35:12    |    
    Final words
  • 35:24    |    
    Final credits

FR-EE: Fernando Romero EnterprisE

New Media  | 24 de febrero de 2014  | Vistas: 75

The world population is growing quickly. Every day, our cities become harder to live in. Poverty, pollution and massive migration are the result of archaic infrastructures that are failing to adapt to increasing inhabitant needs.

Fatimah Azzahra works at FR-EE, a company founded by Fernando Romero in 2000, that specializes in urban architectural design and social strategy. From its offices in Mexico and New York, this venture creates projects that are conscious of the challenges of urban living and community expansion. Architects at FR-EE believe in outlining preemptive strategies that address future urban growth. Sustainable infrastructures must be established from the beginning. In tune with these concepts, the company has created FR-EE City, a design proposal for a feasible, energy- efficient, ecologic urban district that is adaptable to systematic growth. Effective public transportation, enhanced user mobility, and absence of borders are key features that stimulate economic development and improve quality of life. Axial, hexagonal and grid designs combine to ensure modular building, ideal zoning and land use that can accommodate population changes. This design proposal is one among many that promise to change the way we establish cities.


Fatimah Azzahra works in Business and Research Development at Fernando Romero…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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