Cornell Releases Starchitect Shortlist to Design New Roosevelt Island Campus
February 28, 2012
While Roosevelt Island patiently awaits its transformation with the addition of Cornell’s new, super-green applied science campus, a handful of eager starchitects are looking to stamp their names on 2.1-million-square-feet of New York property. The Observer recently released Cornell’s shortlist of architects tapped to design ‘Silicon Island,’ and the list is so star-studded, it’s almost blinding. SOM, the firm that designed the original winning entry, has been joined by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, OMA, Steven Holl, Morphosis and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in the competition to overhaul the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. So get that imagination working: will we see another writhing, colossal structure à la Thom Mayne’s Cooper Union building, a city of Steven Holl’s blocky towers, or perhaps an enormous glass cube from the creators of Apple’s transparent flagship store? Whatever it is, it will have ‘LEED‘ plastered all over it.