Call for Imaginative Design to Build Green Infrastructure in Our Cities by @DavidKThorpe

The city of Madrid dug 43 kilometres of tunnels into which the exit routes and a 6km section of the M-30 ring road motorway disappeared. West 8, working together with MRIO arquitectos, a joint venture of three Madrid based firms led by Ginés Garrido Colomero, designed the master plan for the reclaimed riverbanks and the new urban area. The Salón de Pinos, is a key part of this, designed as a linear green space, to link the existing and newly designed urban spaces with each other along the Manzanares River, located almost entirely on top of the motorway tunnel, with a “choreography” of 8,000 pine trees planted with a repertoire of cuts. This new green urban space has become an integral part of the city, offering a rich and healthy parkland filled with a wide range of sports, leisure and cultural facilities.

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/329901

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