Nano Networks re-imagines an isolated, 1950s state office campus in Albany, New York as a landscape of natural, built, and social systems intertwining a nanotechnology research park with the city and its residents. This entails a breakdown of boundaries between and within these systems on multiple scales, from underutilized greenways and massive infrastructures threading through the campus to lab and collaborative spaces clustered within the research facilities. In the same way that the enhanced excitability of a single neuron at the nano scale has the capacity to improve the health of an entire neural network, the heightened interconnectivity of urban and architectural systems and spaces in this project creates an energetic network for enhanced collaboration and creativity.
Status: School Project
Location: Albany, NY, US