The Highline in New York City has popularized the idea of repurposing urban infrastructure into green, public space and the architects at Marques and Jordy have taken that idea to heart with a new concept entitled 'The Thailine.' The project is a series of colorful pedestrian, cyclist and electric tuk-tuk pathways that will run underneath and around Bangkok's existing network of highways.
Bangkok is a major metropolis that is currently struggling with environmental concerns that include air quality, water cleanliness, and energy usage. Not only does The Thailine present an attractive and brightly hued space for green modes of transportation, but the project also explicitly addresses issues within the city by incorporating waste treatment centers, health centers and sustainable devices like solar trees and gray water storage.
If implemented, The Thailine's brightly colored pathways would increase green space within Bangkok by 200%.