Project Team: Robert Hutchison, Scott Claassen, Sean Morgan
Rendering by Tristan Walker
Location: Wye River, Wye Mills MD
Project in design
One of the nine projects that make up the Memory Houses, the Round House provides shelter for locomotives of varying lengths, and allows for locomotives to be turned around. Below the Roundhouse is a subterranean museum to house a collection of model railroad locomotives and associated railroad cars. Similar to the Colosseum, stair access to the museum is perpendicular to the curve of the building. From below, the turntable floating within the circular colonnade curiously resembles the central wall in Santo Stefano Rotondo al Monte Celio.
American Roundhouse + Colosseum + Santo Stefano + Espacio Escultorico