North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
This was a student project by Ryan Keener for John Kelleher's ARCH 442 course, Winter 2007.
"Considering Columbus, Ohio is a product of urban sprawl, and is now faced with revitalizing its downtown urban core the invitation of a casino could be cancerous. Topological trends in Las Vegas are moving towards suburban malls with space for gambling, and hotel accommodations. An ideal cluster of resorts that connect to form an unprecedented vacation-city is a reality that Columbus could never compete with. In an effort to not replace City Center (an urban drosscape) with another mall; this scheme suggests a large exterior public park that adds to the urban fabric, and blankets the casino program. A wall of hotel would form the volume of the mat building only to be punctured by programs more common to the existing city fabric; i.e.: retail, restaurants, and bars." - Ryan Keener
This work is a part of the online collections of the Knowlton School of Architecture Student Archives, The Ohio State University. It is part of an effort to make accessible student work ranging from the first student that graduated from the program in 1903 to the present. The effort to preserve and digitize drawings in the Student Archives was sponsored in part by the Graham Foundation.