Gallery: New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

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Often times standing around in even the most modern and sleek subway stations can be an utter drag. But imagine the surprise if your local platform suddenly sprouted a vast green meadow! Not too long ago Auckland New Zealand’s Britomart Station received a grassy green makeover that transformed 1,250 square meters of its cold hard concrete into a plush green field.

The transformation was actually completed for the production of a new commercial for Meadow Fresh, one of New Zealand’s famed dairy companies. But even as filming went on, the station remained partially operational and throughout the day bemused travelers were met by the unconventional field.

Unfortunately, once filming drew to a close, the field was dismantled. Nevertheless, the idea of a green meadow in a station certainly makes you think about the existing accommodations in most train and subway terminals. Already outfitted with an excess number of McDonald’s and Starbucks, there’s really no reason why outlets for public transportation shouldn’t act as comfortable, relaxing and natural public spaces!

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4 Comments

  1. Green-Roof Soccer Facil... June 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

    [...] of the building, the soccer field slopes up and folds and curves to cover the roof completely in grass. The lower floor opens directly onto the pitch, while the second floor opens onto a balcony [...]

  2. KAMAL ARORA June 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    “HEAVEN ON EARTH”

  3. seamusdubh January 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Nice in concept. I wouldn’t mind seeing it more over in public spaces. Though I doubt it would hold up to regular heavy traffic. Think the trails and paths that develop in nature due to heavy use. But still love the idea.

  4. MARIO MADAYAG January 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    FANTASIC! Love your work – call me!

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