Top 10 Ingenious Parking Lots
|   Tuesday, August 22, 2017
As cities evolve and become overcrowded, technology is changing too, including the field of transport, and so the role of the parking lot has also been redefined.
Here are some of these truly innovative, interesting or simply strange car parks.

Parking facilities at Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany
Autostadt is an “amusement park” on motoring topics, including a museum, tracks and even a cinema. Once here, you can take tours of the Volkswagen factory in town and you can visit the huge show rooms, 20 floors, in which there are brands such as Bentley, Skoda, Lamborghini, Audi and Seat.

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, USA
After realizing the “Birds Nest” stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, architects Herzog and Meuron created another architectural wonder, instead of a banal parking lot that cost 70 million dollars. In it 300 cars can fit, but it also has a promenade, shops and a restaurant right on the roof with a stunning view of Miami.

KRE House, Tokyo, Japan
If you are an architect, anything you want can become reality. This is also the case for a Japanese architect who wanted a home where he could admire his car in the living room. Thus, the glass floor allows this fad.
In 2007, Japanese architect Takuya Tsuchida built a house that had a garage with nine spots, so one of the cars could be admired from the living room through the glass floor. A mechanical platform allows the owner to change the cars between them.

Marina City, Chicago, USA
Some scenes in the movies seem to have come out directly from fantasy land. This is not the case for this spiral parking lot, which has become famous after a track for the movie “The Hunter” with Steve McQueen.

Umihotaru, Floating Parking, Tokyo, Japan
It can be considered a kind of amusement park. It has the longest underwater tunnel, plus shops and cafes. It cost 11.2 billion dollars, and the construction lasted for 30 years.

Parking in the Civic Center, Santa Monica, USA
The structure of 300,000 square meters is the first parking lot, with a “diploma” in ecology, because it works based on solar panels that produce energy. It offers 900 parking spaces for traditional cars, 14 for electric cars and offers bicycle space.

Automated parking in Dubai, UAE
The world's largest automated car park belongs to the hotel, Ibn Battuta Gate, which can take no less than 250 cars per hour. 765 cars can rest here in a Dubai-specific luxury.

Tunnel-parking Rheinauhafen, Cologne, Germany
It is the longest parking place in the world. It stands at 4 kilometers and has 3 entries.

Vertical parking in Tokyo, Japan
Because lack of space is a serious problem in Japan, vertical parking appeared as a solution. Basically, the cars are placed in a shelf, saving space that way.

Michigan Theater, Detroit, USA
The theater was raised exactly where Henry Ford built his first car, but today it houses the cars that bear its name. In 1976, the theater was scheduled for demolition, but because it was too dangerous for surrounding buildings, engineers thought to turn it into a parking lot.
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