Madrid RIO

  • What to do with a highway that divides city neighborhoods and is a blight on the built environment?

  • Bury the highway and build a system of connected parks and recreation areas!

Design of the reclaimed area above a tunnel holding a section of the M30 ring motorway immediately adjacent to the old city centre:

Proposed to resolve the urban situation exclusively by means of landscape architecture:

In addition to the various squares, boulevards and parks, a family of bridges were realised that improve connections between the urban districts along the river:

Reclaimed area below a tunnel-bridge holding a section of M30 Hwy

The first subprojects were realised in spring 2007. The realization of the whole project is planned for spring 2011.


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