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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
The historic railway of Bari, Italy is slated for a massive High Line-style redesign, thanks to a winning proposal by Italian architects Jordi Henrich I Monras and Studio Fuksas. The collaborative proposal includes a gorgeous nearly 2-mile-long elevated park set above the current railway. Coupled with a large park and promenade, the plan will transform the railway into a cultural and community hub centered around the historic Baricentrale station.
The the city of Bari launched a redesign competition  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 , the proposal seeks to unite the city that the railway cuts through.
Monras  and Fuksas ’ winning design connects the areas segmented by the train by creating a common thread – the elevated park/promenade . 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 , 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.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=507003
 redesign competition: http://inhabitat.com/designcompetitions/enter-the-baricentrale-railway-corridor-international-design-competition/
 New York City’s High Line Park: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/exclusive-photos-of-new-york-citys-high-line-park-section-2/
 Monras: http://jordihenrich.com
 Fuksas: http://www.fuksas.it
 elevated park/promenade: http://inhabitat.com/paris-promenade-plantee-gave-inspiration-to-new-yorks-high-line-park/
 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/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/29/massimiliano-doriana-fuksas-to-redesign-central-railway-area-of-bari-italy/
 Mentnafunangann: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stazione_di_Bari_Centrale.jpg
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