compra toprol comrar venta flomax Chetwoods Well-line is one of four winners of the acquistare lotrel Royal Academy of Arts ‘Urban Jigsaw’ ideas competition to create a scheme that taps the potential of London’s underused land whilst giving back to the city. Our proposal is for the re-use of one of London’s hidden pieces of infrastructure: the underground Postal Railway.
acheter allopurinol Architects and designers have a duty to address London’s growing pollution and congestion problems. Harmful nitrogen oxide and other particles contribute to over 9,000 deaths a year and cost the NHS £6bn. 30% of this burden is caused by the city’s vans and lorries alone.
The Well-line will take up to 75% of these dangerous vehicles off the road by reopening the mothballed Post Office Railway as a hi-tech goods delivery line. Conveyors will pick up parcels arriving in Paddington and automatically sort them in warehouses built above the tracks. The boxes will then be lowered 60ft beneath the city and carried to businesses and collection points across Central London. The fully automated line could carry 16,000 parcels an hour with a maximum journey time – 6 miles from Paddington to Whitechapel – of 20 minutes.
Along Oxford Street, the Well-line could supply department stores from below. Traffic will be replaced by a linear park. Plants and water, even in small quantities increase well-being and reduce stress, anxiety and sickness. On the surface, new technology, pioneered in the smog of Beijing, will also actively filter the air at rates of over 30,000m3 an hour. The technology would create local bubbles of clean air for people to relax in after the bustle of the shops.
Laurie Chetwood: “By creating a selection of permanent green oases across the densest parts of the city the Well-line would bring back a joy which has been lost in the grey of urban design. Critically, nature is not merely a “green wash”, the Well-line re-envisages a new city sustained from below. The line would emerge at street level, delivering goods and services and cleaning the atmosphere.”
The Well-line will not only be used for carrying goods around the city but will also be used to remove waste. Oxford Street alone has over 50 different waste contractors who use the street daily. By placing waste on the Well-line, these deliveries will be consolidated and refuse safely and quickly removed. At both ends of the line the waste will be incinerated and the energy used to run the conveyors. The line would be entirely sustainable.