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Studio Fuksas Unveils High Line-Style Elevated Park for Rail Station in Bari, Italy

Posted By Lori Zimmer On April 30, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Urban design | No Comments

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The the city of Bari launched a redesign competition [2] to transform the railway site into a more pedestrian and environmentally friendly area. Drawing inspiration from projects like New York City’s High Line Park [3], the proposal seeks to unite the city that the railway cuts through.

Monras [4] and Fuksas [5]’ winning design connects the areas segmented by the train by creating a common thread – the elevated park/promenade [6]. Aside from creating new green space, the park also offers residents and visitors views of the city and the nearby sea without disturbing the railway track below. A bike path will line the elevated park, opening up another avenue for eco transportation.

Both sides of the track will be planted extensively with trees and greenery [7], improving air quality while doubling the green space in the area. Along the project, existing buildings will be repurposed into cultural and arts centers, as well as administrative offices, theaters, a library, and exhibition space. Each building in the proposal will act as a cultural invigorator, revamping the music and arts of Bari.

+ Jordi Henrich [4]

+ Studio Fuksas [5]

Via Dezeen [8]

Images ©Studio Fuksas [5] and ©Mentnafunangann [9]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=507003

[2] redesign competition: http://inhabitat.com/designcompetitions/enter-the-baricentrale-railway-corridor-international-design-competition/

[3] New York City’s High Line Park: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/exclusive-photos-of-new-york-citys-high-line-park-section-2/

[4] Monras: http://jordihenrich.com

[5] Fuksas: http://www.fuksas.it

[6] elevated park/promenade: http://inhabitat.com/paris-promenade-plantee-gave-inspiration-to-new-yorks-high-line-park/

[7] planted extensively with trees and greenery: http://inhabitat.com/chicagos-sky-park-to-break-ground-distinguishes-itself-from-nycs-high-line/chicago-bloomingdale-trail-01-2/

[8] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/29/massimiliano-doriana-fuksas-to-redesign-central-railway-area-of-bari-italy/

[9] Mentnafunangann: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stazione_di_Bari_Centrale.jpg

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