Train station and adjacent urban areas done with Groundlab and Plasma Studio.
Target: competition New Railway Station Area Master Plan Innichen/San Candido, Italy Award: First Prize
Location: Innichen/San Candido, Italy
Architects: PLASMA Studio, Groundlab
Architect In Charge: Alfredo Ramirez
Design Team: Clara Oloriz, Peter Karl Pichler, Leila Meroue, Carmen Frances, Laura Riaño, Juan Torres , Marta Musial, Anna Vyazovskay
My part: design team, responsible for the design of main plaza and adjacent buidlings, partly responsible of organisational structure
„The project reorganizes the area around the train station due to its relocation closer to the city Centre. It involves the redesign of the station and all the infrastructural components such as , main crossing points for cars, pedestrians, bicycles and trains. At the same time the area in front of the old train station will be free up thus allowing the introduction of new programs with new activities for the town. The proposal uses this space to create a unique “Innichen showcase” where local products like bacon, mineral water, felt, linen, etc. are to be display. This territory works as a transition area and attraction for visitors and residents from the north of the municipality and beyond.”
Location: 39038 San Candido Bolzano, Italy
Structural Engineering: Sulzenbacher
Renders: Moka Studio
Client: STA, Südtiroler Trasportstrukturen AG
Area: 7860.0 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Groundlab
List of key functions and facilities: Hospital, Bridge, Park, Bolervard, Walking Paths.
Quadtree is proposed here as the concept for the landscape design in order to create comfortable outdoor areas to be inhabited at different times during the day and year. The concept enhances the existing grid and structure of the skyline master plan as the basis for a further subdivision into a smaller scale. The quadtree grid generates open, semi-open and enclosed modular spaces that can be used to create micro-climates at multiple scales, allowing a better control of the temperature and humidity in outdoor inhabitable zones such as the linear park and playground areas.The square prototypes/modules are designed as a catalogue that can be implemented on site linked to climatic conditions. The squares are related to shading and cooling techniques as well as local materials and create a material/pattern gradient in order to house different programmes and activities along the linear park and playground areas.