The Metro garden is located inside the block and at a fixed elevation that reminds us of the plot’s railway past. The old track rails are kept in place throughout the level creating a railway pattern that orders the garden. The trusses, posts and wagons recovered from different garages in Madrid are arranged according to uses and vegetation. The garden is divided into the shrub layer and the tree layer, which are located around railway elements and buildings that will promote the contemplation of the landscape. An elevated platform, typical of all garages since it is from where the vehicles are inspected, will serve to contemplate the landscape, a perfect setting for the center of the garden, where the user forgets where he is and enjoys a romantic moment with the flora and the fauna around you. Water refreshes the environment, creates life and seeing it relaxes us, for this reason a Via Acequia is also incorporated. This constant sheet of water runs in the middle of the garden, following the tracks of the tracks and incorporating aquatic vegetation.
The garden is divided into different landscapes, which are adapted to the qualities of the space and the sunshine of each area and always following the railway structure of the rails. Starting from the northern strip, we find the green ditch, where very showy flowering bushes are planted inside the tracks and followed by the aromatic garden of smells. Both groups of shrubs enhance biodiversity and the presence of butterflies and insects. Between the world of shrubs and the world of the forest, we find the canal, with typical aquatic vegetation. The elevated walkway allows the generation of steps in the middle of the forest and a viewpoint within the garden itself. The stands are an amphitheater that can be used for private Metro events, as part of the outdoor museum and simply to read a book surrounded by greenery. The forest is located in the area closest to the CTA building. The planting of trees and shrubs is done between tracks and these are left free as small paths between undergrowth. A clearing is generated in the forest, forming a square that can incorporate a bar in an old train car that generates life and activity in the garden.
Trusses are placed around the bush world and are an opportunity for vegetation to grow and cover them, providing shady areas and filtering the air. In the forest area, trusses are only arranged in the middle of their length and without their secondary structure to allow the growth of the trees. These trusses and the catenary masts serve to support the recycled lighting of other garages and other facilities such as water diffusers to cool the environment in summer.