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Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

Posted By Lori Zimmer On July 8, 2011 @ 12:50 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Renewable Energy | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, De Architekten CIE, Jason Lee, Patrick Koschuch, Kaohsiung Port Station, Taiwan, Urban renewal, repurposed railway, energy efficient building, solar gain, [1]

A gorgeous new park, commercial zones, cultural buildings, residences and museum are in the works. One of the most unusual features is a lush park, which is built atop a gridwork of the abandoned railways.

With the railways at the core of its design, CIE has created quite a site. Pathways for both cyclists and pedestrians will extend over a fantastic green landbridge [2] that arches above the park below, and creates an undulating series of green hills across the landscape. Cyclists [3] and walkers can ascend and descend the slopes, which will also host curated museum programs.

The new plan, which enhances the existing architecture, will also be energy efficient [4]. The position of the commercial and residential buildings will minimize solar gain [5], take advantage of the cross breezes and provide serene views for its residents. The entire project will be a giant leap forward for the expanding city, attracting tourists while providing locals with an innovative and historically rich place to live.

+ CIE Architecture [6]

Via Arch Daily [7]



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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/swooping-green-land-bridge-design-turns-abandoned-taiwan-railway-into-a-lively-hub/cie-kaohsiung-port-7/

[2] fantastic green landbridge: http://inhabitat.com/lush-green-pedestrian-bridge-revitalizes-abandoned-parisian-roadways/

[3] Cyclists: http://inhabitat.com/bmws-new-motorrad-e-scooter-concept-is-a-blazing-electric-ride/

[4] energy efficient: http://inhabitat.com/el-hierro-the-worlds-first-renewable-energy-island-or-is-it/

[5] solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/inviting-glass-town-library-wins-breeam-rating-of-excellence-in-enfield/

[6] + CIE Architecture: http://www1.cie.nl

[7] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/148606/kaohsiung-port-station-urban-design-competition-winning-proposal-by-de-architekten-cie/

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