Summary - TST 44

TRANSPORTES, SERVICIOS Y TELECOMUNICACIONES


TST 44

Fernanda de LIMA LOURENCETTI

The reuse of the railway heritage of the state of São Paulo: a methodology to draw up an inventory

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Key Words: Railway Heritage; Reuse; Urban Regeneration; São Paulo; Araraquara.


[ Abstract ]

During the 1950s, most of São Paulo's railway complexes began to undergo spatial changes due to the development of technology, society and the economy, resulting in the decommissioning of numerous buildings. The implementation of urban designs for the urban revitalization and reuse of its old infrastructures rose to prominence in the 1970s. In this context, Araraquara had its railway complex partially decommissioned; although its station received a new use in 2008, many of its buildings were neglected. Currently, the rails that cross the city, which are about to come deactivated, may put Araraquara upon the challenge of preserving and reusing its old railway´s buildings. Thus, this article aims to make a contribution to help other cities that require interventional and restructuring strategy planning. For this, a proposed methodology will be presented for the inventory of existing reuse examples in the state of São Paulo (Brazil).