Construction of dissuasive parking spaces
It is about making known the experience accumulated in the works carried out by the Region of Madrid.
In order to facilitate exchanges between the Cercanías railway and other means of transport -car, bus, on foot- the need to build car parks next to the Cercanías railway stations was raised, the main objective of which is to promote the use of the commuter rail on radial trips in the metropolitan area, dissuading the use of automobiles and facilitating exchanges between them and the railway.
In addition, access to the station, both road and pedestrian, and transfers between rail and bus are facilitated.
As for the 1997 work, its own expressiveness was given to the architectural elements of this car park, especially emphasizing the east façade in front of the railway station.
Functionally, the existing unevenness in the land has been used to place three parking floors, staggering the East façade to produce the sensation of being in front of a lower building. With this same intention, the helical ramp generated on an inclined elliptical cylinder has been designed. Interferences have been simplified and reduced as far as possible, both in access and in vehicle and pedestrian traffic routes. The façades of the station and Avenida de los Bomberos are open to the outside to achieve adequate ventilation and prevent the condensation of harmful gases.
For this same purpose, a system of ventilation patios has been built along the main longitudinal axis, both in its intermediate part and at its opposite ends through the ramps. The vehicle entrance has been located on Avenida de los Bomberos to also cover the existing surface car park.
The car park has 946 spaces, of which 49 are for vehicles for people with reduced mobility, accessing these spaces in accordance with Law 8/1993 on the Promotion of Accessibility and Elimination of Architectural Barriers of the Community of Madrid.
Different landscaped spaces have been arranged, both inside and outside the car park, to integrate the building into its surroundings and make its use pleasant for the user.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORK
NUMBER OF PLACES:
TOTAL NUMBER OF PLACES
256 seats (41 for people with reduced mobility
480 seats (8 for people with reduced mobility)
946 (49 for people with reduced mobility)