NU Tailgate Park

Matt Conway
Peter Kisicki
Nick Pajerski

ARCH / LARC 311, Fall 2010

This interdisciplinary studio project asked teams of Architecture and Landscape Architecture students to design a tailgating facility for the UNL Huskers. This is an architecture of surface and an infrastructure to manage the complex systems associated with activities planned, anticipated and unexpected as well as site systems including storm water management and utilities. Not only did students design an infrastructure that organizes an event, but they addressed a marginal site left over after the construction of other urban infrastructures including an existing highway, a railroad right of way, several roads and a pedestrian bridge.  As tailgating occurs only on a few occasions during the year, students had to consider additional activities (programmed or spontaneous) that their design proposals could support.