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New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

Posted By Diane Pham On January 15, 2010 @ 12:42 am In Landscape Architecture,Urban design | 4 Comments

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Often times standing around in even the most modern and sleek subway stations [2] 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 [3] received a grassy green makeover that transformed 1,250 square meters of its cold hard concrete into a plush green field.

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The transformation was actually completed for the production of a new commercial for Meadow Fresh [5], 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.

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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 [6]’s and Starbucks, there’s really no reason why outlets for public transportation [7] shouldn’t act as comfortable, relaxing and natural public spaces [8]!

Via This Blog Rules [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/15/new-zealand-train-station-transformed-into-green-meadow/britomart-station-green-meadow-new-zealand-3-2/

[2] most modern and sleek subway stations: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/28/china-unveils-the-worlds-fastest-high-speed-train/

[3] Britomart Station: http://www.britomart.co.nz/

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/15/new-zealand-train-station-transformed-into-green-meadow/britomart-station-green-meadow-new-zealand-2-2/

[5] Meadow Fresh: http://www.meadowfresh.co.nz/index.htm

[6] McDonald: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/02/is-it-green-mcdonalds/

[7] public transportation: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/07/americans-ditch-over-4000000-cars-in-2009-for-alternative-transportation/

[8] public spaces: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/03/geometric-park-heals-a-rocky-rift-in-bilbao/

[9] This Blog Rules: http://www.thisblogrules.com/2009/07/railway-station-gone-green.html

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