Instead of running with Trump’s idea to put up a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, some designers have suggested that a shared National Park might be a better use of the space.
Wesley Thompson, Hiroshi Kaneko, and Josie Baldner designed the park as part of contest called “Building the Border Wall,” which asked for “bold humanitarian solutions, creativity, and innovation to bear on alternative ideas of a border wall.”
Their concept for the park would allow for a joint ownership of the park to be used by both countries, as well as an opportunity for both companies to make money. They see this option as a stark contrast to building the wall which could cost up to $21.6 billion.
Wesley explained further.
“It would only make sense to have both the US and Mexico invest in something together. It’s a shared resource with shared benefits and ownership. Ultimately, we believe mutual cooperation can destigmatize the border, promoting communication, and a greater respect for each country.”