Columbia University // Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
Professor Benjamin Arranda
Team: Lee Qu
Strip to Corridor
Cashman Field is located in Downtown Vegas, north of the Strip. Its removed location from the main streets of Vegas provide a unique opportunity to introduce a new identity: the Cultural Corridor. This mall of cultural institutions would provide the Las Vegas tourist with a different experience than that of the strip. A much more intimate experience of the other aspects of Las Vegas Culture.
Scales of Planning
Through the analysis of tactical topographical surface planning, a desert strategy, a micro scale system of organization was developed to better define and understand the site at Cashman Field.
Through the analysis of sub-surface system, a common desert practice, a macro scale system of organization was developed to isolate and articulate field generated from the micro scale analysis.
Figure Ground Plans
Interesting moments with architectural potential were then isolated and culled from the figure - ground plan explorations. These “moments” were then reconfigured to produce a site and programmatic language derived from desert strategies.
Cultural Institutions were selected from the immediate context. Architectural conditions were found that best expressed the qualities and programs within these institutions.
Cultural institutions re-imagined with selected "moments."
On the Site