Belgrano R Train Station

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"Belgrano R" Train Station, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Name Belgrano R Train Station
Location Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Authors Sebastian Sanchez Napal
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Short Introduction to the Area of Study

This case study is located in a residential area of Buenos Aires city.

On work days, a huge amount of people use the station: people who live in the neighbourhood and use the train line to go work downtown and people who live in the suburbs and work in commercial areas near the train station.

The train station and the railway, which run east-westwards, divide the urban plot and neighbourhood into two different areas: South side, mainly formed by maximum three-floor houses inhabited and North side, mainly formed by buildings up to 15 floors.

The station is only used as a circulation area and its vacant spaces’ potential are not exploited. It is also surrounded by public parks from which it has small connection with.

It is important for me because I live one block away, walk by the station every day and use the train station every other day.

Exercise 1: Sketching the Landscape

Time frame: October 25 - November 15, 2011

Student activities:

  • Creation of analytical drawings and sketches
  • Presentation of results

Please upload a selection of your drawings/sketches/mental maps and add them to the image gallery

Sketches and Drawings

Exercise 2: Landscape Layers

Time frame: November 15 - 29, 2011

  • time based changes and 'landscape biography', and/or:
  • topography, open spaces, built, green, traffic and water structures on different layers. *Definition of zones with coherent character
  • Description of this character.


Please publish your findings here

Exercise 3: Behaviour Patterns

Time frame: December 6 - 20, 2011

  • How do people behave in this area? How do they use the space? What is important for them?
  • Observation of study area, interviews with local people and mapping of use patterns.
  • Preparation of short presentation

Please publish your findings here


Exercise 4: Communication Concepts

Time frame: December 19, 2011 - January 17, 2012

  • Based on the different landscape assessment approaches students will develop a communication concept for their area of study
  • Which measures would be necessary for enhancing the awareness for the area?
  • Students are free to choose their method.

-Sidewalk art gallery- The Belgrano R Train Station behaviour analysis shows that people of the neighbourhood mainly uses the area to go from their homes, working places or other transportation systems, to the station and the way back. So, the neighbourhood’s streets are used mainly to get to the station and out of it. Knowing this, the project looks for a way to increase awareness of the path people uses, and to make these different paths easy to identify. To get this showed, the proposal is to create different art galleries on the sidewalks. Each path identified on the behaviour analysis will have different art styles, such as paintings, photography, sculptures, videos and graffities. A walking-by art gallery will give people something to look at as they get to the station every day and will increase the awareness of the different paths they use and give the chance to follow another path, and so to get to see some other art styles.

Each path will have a unique design so that is easy to identify from the others: One colour each and different stands for the art with different shapes.


Please publish your findings here

Image Gallery

References

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