06 Dec '11, 4pm

Rail Station and Warehouse Recycled into Cultural Center and Massive Park in Argentina

Rail Station and Warehouse Recycled into Cultural Center and Massive Park in Argentina

Following the newish tradition of turning abandoned urban structures into vibrant green spaces , a surface of over 34 acres belonging to a freight rail until the 1990s was recovered and transformed into an amazing public park in Mendoza, Argentina’s fourth largest city (famous for its Malbec wine and access to the Aconcagua peak in the Andes ). YouTube /Video screen capture YouTube /Video screen capture Penned by B4FS architects , the project sought to pay tribute to the old use of the area, so the main route of the park follows the railway location. It also aimed at paying tribute to water, a crucial element for the city, which grew around dessert lands. Over 1200 trees and 16 thousand species of plants were installed in the massive space when it was opened in 2006, although not all of them native. © Paula Alvarado © Paula Alvarado Called Central Park, the green space com...

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