Panoramica di marzo 2021

The landscape – March 2021

We finish covering the top line along the backrest. First we create a concrete retaining wall with 3mm forex that will support the road above.

Concrete retaining wall
Concrete retaining wall

Let’s now cover the gallery; the space in height is too little, we cannot use polystyrene, therefore we use a plastic mesh to be coated with paper.

The mesh
The mesh

We strengthen the covering with scagliola (marble powder); therefore we also shape and position the road above the tunnel.

Road bend relief
Road bend relief

We apply a base of sieved soil. The area is ready for vegetation.

Vegetation ground
Vegetation ground

Before continuing we must solve a problem. The path of the upper line in the section visible in the picture is very close to the furthest track of the station. The coverage is therefore quite steep. An escarpment or a rocky ridge might be the solution, but it doesn’t seem like an “neat” alternative. So we draw inspiration from reality again. From years apart, the sprayed concrete technique or “spritz beton” is used to consolidate embankments or excavations.

Area to be covered with beton spritz embankment
Area to be covered with beton spritz embankment

We then shape a block of polystyrene that will cover the hollow (highlighted in red in the picture above).

Polystyrene panel
Polystyrene panel

We apply a plastic mesh as imitation of a real wire mesh commonly used for this construction technique.

Wire mesh imitation
Wire mesh imitation

We coat the chunk with plaster and apply the anchor props. The mesh can be glimpsed in some points, as in truth.

Final block positioning
Final block positioning

We connect the block with the landscape.

 Block joined to the landscape
Block joined to the landscape

Let’s complete the work with the vegetation.

The escarpement vegetation
The escarpement vegetation
The escarpement vegetation
The escarpement vegetation

The top line coverage is finally over. The next step is the final coverage of the helical. In one corner of the photo you can see a gate … the access to the accommodation whose construction phases are found in this article.

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