2nd place Federico and his Cornell teammates.

Published on
March 30, 2017

Competition: 2017 | Transforming The Tunnel: The Rail Park
'Rail Park Roots' team:
•Alice STURM, Cornell University
•Federico LIA, Wageningen University
•Kelly FARRELL, Cornell University
•Thackston CRANDALL, Cornell University
•Genki TAKAHASHI, Cornell University

This unique space within The Rail Park capitalizes on the unusual opportunities inherent in being underground, including urban exploration, art, shelter from the elements, play, and the possibility of experiencing what is usually hidden beneath our feet. Situating our design firmly within the context of the neighborhood, its population, and its institutions, Rail Park Roots bridges aboveground and belowground in ways that are both scientific and playful, pragmatic and fanciful.