"Today, the creation of infrastructure can no longer simply be considered as the accumulation of a large object in isolation from its surroundings. Landscape and infrastructure merge and movement corridors are (re)worked as new vessels of collective life. An entire new spectrum of the public realm becomes a terrain for investigation. In order to function, fit, and be acceptable, infrastructure needs to enhance the quality of the landscape. Hence, conceiving infrastructure blends with generating architecture, building landscapes, and producing urban settings and living environments. It engages social and imaginative dimensions as much as engineering. In that respect, designing transport infrastructure today comes down to making it part of an integrated project. Once married with architecture, mobility, and landscape, infrastructure can more meaningfully integrate territories, reduce marginalization and segregation, and stimulate new forms of interaction. It can then truly become a landscape."
The Landscape of Contemporary Architecture