June 19, 2018

Ecoscape UK

Mecanoo to transform railway line into green corridor connecting the city


Mecanoo has released images of its plans to transform a former railway line in taichung, taiwan into a bio-diverse green corridor. the site, which measures a total length of one mile, was a catalyst for the development of the old city, traversing its downtown. Although formerly an important means of connection, today the disused railway divides the city and impedes circulation from one side of the tracks to the other.mecanoo

Mecanoo’s proposal uses the rail line to reconnect the different parts of the city in a sustainable way. as part of the plan, an inviting green corridor will include bike and pedestrian lanes to better cater to the needs of the community. At the same time, the scheme seeks to maintain the area’s strong historical character with a layout that relies on the railway’s configuration to integrate the site’s existing and future functions.

According to the design team, the green corridor will: support the conservation and development of the area’s flora and fauna; improve connections for pedestrians and bike users in taichung center; and integrate existing and newly added functions to the area into a coherent linear park. Meanwhile, amenities such as gardens, fitness areas, a playground, and a waterpark will create an urban destination for leisure and recreation activities.


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