Sustainable Solar Park South from Old Italian Viaduct
Designed by Colombian firm Jaramillo-Azuero Architects (J-A), the sustainable energy education and research centers was renovation project from old Italian viaducts. This design was showcased in the Solar Park South international competition, which sought solutions that repurpose the viaducts instead of spending 40 million euros to demolish them. The J-A proposal features a wave powered rail line, community centered parks and sustainable energy research facilities.
Several impressive viaducts from the 60s and 70s are located along Italy’s Sicilian coast Autostrada del Sole (A3 Salerno – Reggio Calabria Highway), which offers breathtaking views of the rural countryside and dramatic seascapes. The local municipalities of Scilla and Bagnara created the “Solar Park South” international competition to stimulate concrete ideas and revolutionary proposals for the reuse of the soon to be decommissioned highway sections.