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Logroño’s Stunning New High Speed Rail Station is Topped With a Public Park

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On October 29, 2012 @ 4:58 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green roof,Green Transportation,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos [4]‘ new high speed train station is part of a larger project to create a transportation hub, public park and housing development on a single site in the riverside city of Logroño. A station already existed at the site but it needed to be upgraded for high speed rail. Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos [4] placed the new platforms underground, where a perforated metal ceiling with many facets creates an underground cavern. The roof also features its own unique topography – it’s topped with grass and vegetation and serves as a new city park.

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Four round glass pavilions poke up through the green roof [3] and act as light wells to bring daylight into the levels below. Mirrors are also utilized to direct light down into the underground space. Surrounding the new station/park are five new residential towers. The entire project serves to provide greater connectivity between the north and south parts of the city. As Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos [4] describes, “Intermodal Stations are an opportunity to transform the city, creating public spaces, developing green belts, promoting pedestrian and bicycle mobility: an opportunity to create a new topography to intensify the experience of the city as a collective process.”

+ Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos [4]

Via Dezeen [6]

Images ©José Hevia


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[3] green roof: http://inhabitat.com/green-roof/

[4] Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos: http://www.abalos-sentkiewicz.com/

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[6] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/10/17/high-speed-train-station-in-logrono-by-abalossentkiewicz-arquitectos/

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