Gallery: Solar Park Transforms Old Viaducts Into Eco Education Centers


Colombian firm Jaramillo-Azuero Architects (J-A) have proposed a plan to transform a series of obsolete Italian viaducts into a network of state-of-the-art, sustainable energy education and research centers. The brilliant design was showcased in the “Solar Park South” international competition, which sought solutions that repurpose the viaducts instead of spending 40 million euros to demolish them. The J-A proposal features a wave-powered rail line, community-centered parks and sustainable energy research facilities, but the cornerstone of their proposal is the assertion that the most sustainable form of energy in the world is education.

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  1. Holcim Awards January 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    This is an incredible proposal that is well thought out and shown with beautiful graphics. Really fantastic.
    It is inspiring projects like this that win prizes at the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. It is now open for submissions so get your designs in today!

  2. Eric January 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I would be thrilled if they built this design; it would turn a dull structure into a beautiful park.

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