Step out from the brand-new and renovated Chamartín Station or one of the office buildings in the new CBD to stroll through an exceptional green area. Have lunch or read a book under the shade of trees, bring time to a standstill for a few minutes in a green oasis amidst the hustle and bustle, surrounded by designer skyscrapers. Commuter and high-speed trains are continually passing several metres underground, although out of sight and out of mind. This is only one of many scenarios that will unfold every day in Madrid Nuevo Norte’s future Central Park.
To this day, Madrid has nothing comparable to the green lung that will be created near the future Central Business District. The Central Park will be a unique green area, not only for its location, urban landscape and surrounding skyscrapers but also its design and technical features, as it will be built over rail tracks.
The Central Park’s most unique feature is its purpose, closing the urban gap created by Chamartín Station’s rail yard, and the construction techniques to build one of the world’s largest decks over a railway infrastructure. The 13-hectare park will be built over several rail tracks that have existed for decades at Chamartín Station, which will continue to be in operation during the construction works.