Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

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Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Taiwanese Urban Landscape Development – design by Mecanoo

31 May 2018

Taichung Green Corridor

Design: Mecanoo and local landscape firm S.D Atelier, ARIA architect & planners

Location: Jianguo Road, Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan

Taichung Green Corridor

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

The 1.7km long former railway line crossing downtown Taichung was an important catalyst for the development of the old city. The railway’s historical value plays an important role in the revitalisation of the urban realm on which it sits.

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Sustainable life, sustainable history & culture
Although in the past, the rail line was a mean of connection, the disused railway acts more as a divider due to its challenging location on the dyke, which impedes the circulation from one side of the tracks to the other.

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

The current proposal will reuse the rail line to connect the different parts of the city in a sustainable way by creating a green corridor for biodiversity and including bike/pedestrian lanes to better cater for the needs of the community.

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Within this linear site, the sustainable development covered a wide range of planning and design factors including urban regeneration, public participation, historic preservation, green and water resources, and circulation routes for pedestrians and bikes.
Relying on Mecanoo’s 30-years urban planning experience, the design will shape a people-oriented green corridor, complementing the Green River’s waterfront.

Inspiration
To maintain the area’s strong historical character, and set a coherent, recognisable theme for the project, the new circulation system layout relies on the junction railway track pattern.
Based on the visual language of the railway infrastructure, the routes branch out to integrate the existent and future planned functions.

A linear park in the city centre
We define the green corridor as a continuous public park in the centre of the city, which will:
• support the conservation and development of the area’s flora and fauna
• Improve connections for pedestrians and bike users in Taichung centre
• Integrate existing and newly added functions to the area into a coherent linear park

A destination for all
The green corridor will become a destination and invite users to explore and enjoy the green qualities of the park. Based on different properties of the dyke, programmes such as herb garden, street fitness, tribune, playground, viewpoint and waterpark create an ideal place for leisure and recreation activities. All the proposed programmes are designed to intensify the use of the area for the local and wider Taichung community while promoting a more coherent city infrastructure.

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Programme: Vision for the redevelopment of the 1.7km existing dyke, former railway track, into a linear park with herb garden, street fitness, tribune, playground, viewpoint and waterpark.

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

Taichung Green Corridor – Building Information

Design team: Mecanoo and local landscape firm S.D Atelier, ARIA architect & planners
Design: 2017
Construction: 2018-2019
Client: Taichung City Government, Taichung, Taiwan.
Coordinates: 24.135644, 120.682360
Address: Jianguo Road, Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan

Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan

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