Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Albisola Superiore in Albisola Superiore, Italy by 3S studio
November 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: 3S studio
The project encompasses the entire stretch of the retired railroad and its fixtures between Albissola and Celle Ligure (SV) , transforming it into an environmentally accentuated pedestrian promenade. The project focalises the nature pathes, view points, a new overhang walkway made by corten steel and wood, The restoration of the railway tunnel will function as a “container” for visionary art exhibitions and artistic installations.
• a lightweight action, through the use of networks and nails in the most deteriorated sections in the trenches;
• Maintenance of the sign / Rail: readable to the old train tracks through the use of a floor covering that remains constant throughout the section of track.
The overhang walkway was used in the tract in the eastern end of the tunnel up to the promontory, the main structure consists of a pair of beams laminated wood arcs, which are fixed to the wall on one side of the by steel plates and supported by other chemical anchors and micropiles.
• New plantings of green border and accommodations. The materials, palms similar to those existing in the first section of the walk from the west while in the next stroke the path becomes more urban nature trail to walk and therefore the essences of Mediterranean scrub are located in an apparent chaos. Bougainvillea glabra plants cover the walls of the gallery, the oaks and other Mediterranean trees create shade under the wall for pedestrian stop, flowering shrubs and bushes hide the huts of the camp and preserve the lines of perspective views.
“We designed this urban promenade without altering the identity of the area that for a strange paradox was maintained in a state of semi-abandoned for 40 years. The general objectives of the design on to the general issues were:
• Giving continuity to the pedestrian paths
The cost per square meter (true yardstick of public space projects) was very low in the face of complex interventions (including structural works, and on the sea) subject to constraint, the final high quality environment.
This is the result of setting design strategies that have always focused on the real change of boundary conditions, activation of the virtuous and the overall vision. The materials commonly used, but simple “safe”, are confirmation of what you have preferred the complexity / articulation of space and the real usability of the new structures with respect to the richness of the decoration and trim. You are so ‘ obtained important results in terms of:
– Extension of the project area
All results that integrated and exceeded the objectives initially set by the entities involved in the process
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