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Around the World Wednesday

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.38.49 AMWired recently published a compelling story that is perfect fodder to kick off our Around the World Wednesday series, in which we’ll look at innovative design techniques and inspirational projects from around the world.

Wired’s story highlights an imaginative vision for a grassy field in Vinge, Denmark. Today, the project site consists of two sets of railroad tracks and an open field. By 2033, this empty space will be home to a bustling town with approximately 20,000 residents.

Rather than building around the existing tracks, the architects incorporate them as a central element in the urban design plan. The design team envisions the station as a gateway for the town that will draw people to explore the area.

This rendering depicts the future design with the railroad tracks (see the red train) as a central theme. Photo credit to Henning Larsen Architects.

This rendering depicts the future design with the railroad tracks (see the red train) as a central theme. Photo credit to Henning Larsen Architects.

At Site Solutions, we often run into pre-existing conditions on project sites.  This project is a great reminder that for designers, these are golden opportunities to think of creative solutions to integrate and celebrate the uniqueness of the project, rather than work around those conditions.

We hope this blog series will entertain and inform, and we welcome comments and ideas for future Around the World Wednesday posts.

 

 

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