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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

BUS STATION CANOPIES in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MAXWAN architects + urbanists

 
March 5th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MAXWAN architects + urbanists

Large budgets and enormous amounts of energy are spent on the upgrading of major Dutch railway stations in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam. The efforts at creating quality environments related to public transport should not be limited to the station building itself. By paying close attention to all public space surrounding the railway hubs, the promise of true Transport Oriented Development can be kept alive. Maxwan’s plans for Rotterdam Central District emphasize the quality of that public space.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: MAXWAN architects + urbanists
  • Project: BUS STATION CANOPIES
  • Location: Rotterdam, NL
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2014, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014, Adobe Design Standard CS5.5, Microsoft Office
  • Client: Municipality of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Central District
  • Site area: 0.6ha
  • Project Schedule: 2012-14
  • Design team: Rients Dijkstra and Hiroki Matsuura with Artur Boresjo, Nobuki Ogasahara Rene Sangers, Harm te Velde, Aleksandar Hrib.
  • Steel Manufacturing: IHC Studio Metalix (forming), Van der Zalm (welding)
  • Contractor: Wallaard

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Next to the recently opened new train station (designed by team CS) a new bus station has taken shape. It was assumed that the budget for the station was too limited to consider anything but a standard solution for the bus shelters. Maxwan proposed to the client that even within a limited budget, signature canopies could be designed and constructed.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

The result is a series of remarkable molten-table shaped structures, nicknamed pillow and hammock. Each table consists of a 5 x 10 meter razor-thin roof placed on flat steel columns. The tables, treated with a skin tone finish, are warped silk-gloss surfaces that conjure up images of suspended cloth and wind-blown sails, despite their weighing 5 tonnes each.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

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Categories: 3dS Max, Adobe CS, Autocad, Autodesk, Bus Terminal, Canopy

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