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7 Jan 2017

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FR-EE named a semifinalist for Hyperloop One Global Challenge

Mexico City-Guadalajara Corridor Consortium led by Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) named a semifinalist for Hyperloop One Global Challenge

Los Angeles (January 6, 2017) – News announced that a consortium led by Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) has been named a semifinalist in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, proposing a Hyperloop Corridor between Mexico City and Guadalajara. The team is one of 35 semifinalists out of over 2,600 registrants that entered the open competition, and the only corridor from Mexico and one of only two from Latin America to make the list.

Please see the press release issued by the competition organizers Hyperloop One today at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:

HYPERLOOP ONE ANNOUNCES SEMIFINALISTS OF ITS GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Open Call To Find World’s Best Hyperloop Routes Now Down To 35 Candidates

Global Showcase Events To Be Held in New Delhi, Washington, DC and London

LOS ANGELES (January 6, 2016)— After fielding 2,600 registrants in five months, Hyperloop One today released the locations of the 35 remaining semifinalist teams for its Hyperloop One Global Challenge. The Global Challenge kicked off in May 2016 as an open call to individuals, universities, companies and governments to develop comprehensive proposals for using Hyperloop One’s disruptive transport technology in their region to move passengers and freight point-to-point, swiftly, and on-demand.

The semifinalists come from 17 countries, representing every continent except Antarctica. The US has 11 teams left, India 5 and the U.K. four. It’s a strong field: Twenty proposals come with commitments of support from local, state and federal governments and agencies. The company expects to announce the handful of finalists by May.

“The Hyperloop One Global Challenge unleashed ideas from some of the world’s most creative engineers and planners, who care as much as we do about the future of transportation,” said Rob Lloyd, CEO, Hyperloop One. “These are all solutions that can make a real and immediate social and economic impact.”

Hyperloop One also announced today the locations and dates for the three showcases that will explore how projects in the Global Challenge can fundamentally improve economies and regions. Invited teams will explore the details of their proposals with models, maps, renderings, talks and video.

The Global Challenge showcase events will be held on:

● February 28th in New Delhi, India
● April 6 in Washington DC
● April 27 in London, UK

Corridors in the semifinalist round include:

• AR Buenos Aires-Cordoba
• AU Sydney-Melbourne
• CA Ontario (cargo)
• CA Toronto-Montreal
• CA Vancouver (cargo)
• CH Shanghai-Hangzhou
• DE Autobahn
• EE Tallin-Helsinki
• ES Madrid-Tangiers
• FR Corsica-Sardinia
• IL Eilat-Tel Aviv
• IN Bangalore- Thiruvananthapuram
• IN Chennai-Bangalore (two proposals)
• IN Port connector
• IN Mumbai-Chennai
• IN Mumbai-Delhi
• KS Seoul-Busan
• MX Mexico City-Gudalajara
• NL Dutch Loop
• PL Warsaw-Wroclaw
• SA Durban- Johannesburg
• UK Glasgow-Cardiff
• UK London-Edinburgh
• US Boston-Somerset
• US Cheyenne-Houston
• US Gary-Louisville
• US LA-Ensenada, MX
• US Kansas City-St Louis
• US Miami-Orlando
• US Midwest
• US Nevada
• US Colorado (two proposals)
• US Seattle-Portland
• US Texas Triangle (Austin, Dallas, and Houston)

“We wanted everyone to have a chance to see this amazing work. The best teams got it right away that the point of the Hyperloop is to provide maximum benefit in how we live and work, and how it can improve manufacturing and supply chains ,” said Josh Giegel, President of Engineering, Hyperloop One.

The remaining teams will now be reviewed by Hyperloop One’s panel of experts in transportation, technology, economics and innovation. These judges are: Peter Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation; Bassam Mansour, International Railway Industry Advisor and Director of Rail Systems at HSS Engineers; Clive Burrows, Group Engineering Director for FirstGroup; Ulla Tapaninen, Senior Specialist in Economic Development for the City of Helsinki and adjunct professor at University of Turku.

The finalists will be announced as a part of a busy 2017 for Hyperloop One, which will include the company’s “Kitty Hawk” moment, the world’s first full-scale test of a Hyperloop. The eventual winners will work closely with the Hyperloop One engineering and business development teams to explore project development and financing later this year.

“The Mission 350 Plus program announced by the Ministry of Railways in India in 2016 is a bold step to introduce levitation-based technology to carry passenger and cargo systems at speeds of more than 350 kmph, in order to accommodate the growing transport infrastructure demands of the world’s fastest growing economy,” said Sibesh Kar, Hyperloop India. “This is a prime opportunity for the Hyperloop and for India.”

“Cooperation between Hyper Poland and Hyperloop One under the framework of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge will have a positive impact on the possibility for quickly implementing the system in Poland,” said Jadwiga Emilewicz, Undersecretary of State, Polish Ministry of Economic Development.

“We’d like to see Colorado host the first Hyperloop network and be a part of the future of travel,” said Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver. “I am confident that this new and transformative method of transportation will bring substantial benefits to Colorado and the West.”
For more information on Hyperloop One, please visit www.hyperloop-one.com.

About Hyperloop One
Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation by developing the world’s first Hyperloop, an integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Our team has the world’s leading experts in engineering, technology and transport project delivery, working in tandem with global partners and investors to make Hyperloop a reality, now. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is led by CEO Rob Lloyd and co-founded by Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar and President of Engineering Josh Giegel. For more information, please visit www.hyperloop-one.com.

11 Sep 2016
Border City Mexico / USA: London Design Biennale
Design: FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise
Mexico USA Border City Design
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Border City Mexico / USA Vision

This vision is for a binational city on one the border between the United States and Mexico.

The proposal is topical, given current debate following Donald Trump’s Mexican wall announcement(!).

The concept is rooted in the history of frontiers cities, where cultures both clash, for example Standstead / Derby Line, Canada–US border.

6 Dec 2013

FR-EE Shortlisted for Çanakkale Antenna Tower Architecture Competition in Turkey

Team FR-EE & KOTU+MAPmx Studio & Werner Sobek are selected to proceed in the international competition to design a 100m tall Observation & Broadcast Tower in Çanakkale, Turkey. Eight teams, including Snøhetta, Sou Fujimoto Architects and AL_A, among others have been shortlisted from a total of 130 entries.

Çanakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey

FR-EE’s experience includes Mexico’s Bicentennial Ring, the G20 International Convention Centre in Los Cabos, Mexico and the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, a cultural institution largely known for its sculptural form, ornamental facade and internal sequence.

The winning proposal will be announced in March 2014. The construction is projected to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Galipoli by 2015.

FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise – Key Project

Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico
Soumaya Museum
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Museo Soumaya
The Soumaya Museum is located in a former industrial zone dating from the 1940’s which today presents a very high commercial potential. The Soumaya Museum plays a key role in the reconversion of the area: as a preeminent cultural program, it acts as an initiator in the transformation of the urban perception. Its avant-garde morphology and typology define a new paradigm in the history of Mexican and international architecture.

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FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise

FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise is a 60-person architecture firm located in Mexico City and New York. FR-EE’s work balances the interests of public and private entities while translating contemporary moments and culture through research, design, technology and construction. In 2002, Fernando Romero was named a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” at the World Economic Forum and he was recently made a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Fernando has lectured at Columbia University and recently gave a lecture at BGSU Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Upcoming lectures for 2014 include University of Michigan and Strelka Institute in Moscow.

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