Ciaran Scannell proposes,fantastical world in London’s HS2 railway tunnels

Graduate shows 2016: the UK’s high-speed railway network could incorporate an underground swimming pool, museum and concert hall, suggests Royal College of Art graduate Ciaran Scannell.

The "fantastical world" of concrete-lined tunnels would include a concert hall for the London Symphony Orchestra
The “fantastical world” of concrete-lined tunnels would include a concert hall for the London Symphony Orchestra

Scannell has designed a one-kilometre extension to the proposed HS2 railway network that aims to link London with Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester by 2033.

The proposals also include a subterranean swimming pool
The proposals also include a subterranean swimming pool

The project, entitled The 18th Mile of HS2, imagines a “fantastical world” of concrete-lined tunnels that host a series of cultural facilities alongside the transport network.

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