The space of modern cities are so tightly built up that they just can’t find a place for a new park or even a small public garden. Thought so, and in Munich, until paid attention to the roof of a railway tunnel, located between residential houses in the Theresienhohe area. And more recently, this roof has become a wonderful park with sports fields!
The transformation of railway infrastructure in place for recreation and sport – is nothing new. We told you on our website about the experience of New York, which already created a High Line Park on the old railroad trestle and plan to build underground park Low Line in an abandoned train station Williamsburg Bridge Railway. Now this trend has reached and to the German city of Munich, where recently opened a park on the roof of a railway tunnel.
Railway tunnel in the Munich Theresienhohe area was built several decades ago. And its roof, as planned builders will join tracks located on both sides of the tunnel houses. But these plans went awry! The roof was deserted, only a few motorists use it as parking for their cars.
It was not until last year, while authorities in Munich have not decided to turn the empty site into a modern place to relax and exercise. And so sports park has appeared on the roof of a railway tunnel, designed by architectural firm founded Topotek 1.
This park has a size of 300 in length and 50 meters wide. It creates two fields of grass for sports games, sand and gravel field, trampolines, obstacle courses and many other fitness equipment and ammunition. It also smashed the track for running, walking and bicycles. So anyone can do sports, walk or just spend time in this beautiful park.
And to the new park with its noise din’t strongly interfere with other residents, on its edges, along the houses, planted rows of trees.