Archive for the ‘Metro Station’ Category

Huellas Artes in Santiago, Chile by 100architects

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Article source: 100architects

Huellas Artes interprets the human footprint as an artistic trail in Santiago city. It is a cultural engine fueled by the passing flow of citizens and visitors from around the Bellas Artes metro station, a highly cultural area of downtown Santiago. It is an architectural intervention that proposes a new use scene in a fully unclosed outdoor space.

Image Courtesy © Ines Subtil

Image Courtesy © Ines Subtil

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Huellas Artes
  • Location: Merced Rd. Mosqueto Rd. Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Ines Subtil
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino 5.0
  • Area: 744 m2


Novoperedelkino Metro Station in Moscow, Russia by U-R-A | United Riga Architects

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Article source: U-R-A | United Riga Architects


We are sincerely glad to know that 300,000+ Moscovites have took part in the voting and viewed our work as the best! And what more, we are excited to know that this opinion of citizens was shared by the Contest judges! It is common people that use subway stations, and thus Moscow Mayor Sobyanin’s idea to involve such common people into the decision making process seems really trendy and reasonable.

Image Courtesy © U-R-A | United Riga Architects

Image Courtesy © U-R-A | United Riga Architects

  • Architects: U-R-A | United Riga Architects
  • Project: Novoperedelkino Metro Station
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Project Managers: Evgeni Leonov, Alex Dembo
  • Collaborating Architects: Gulnara Hasanshina, Liva Banka
  • Designers: Maria Cipisheva, Lina Plavinska
  • Lighting design: Eduard Zhegalin Alexei Zvjagin, Alexander Astapenkov, Danil Salikov
  • Design specification: Ivan Galitsa,
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Project Area: 7800m2
  • Organizer: Strelka KB
  • Client: MosInzhProekt


Uruguai Metro Station in Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro by JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Article source: JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo

The Uruguai Station is located on Tijuca neighborhood, in the North of Rio de Janeiro, and it is part of the extended Line 1 of the metro. The station occupies an old parking area for trains, known as “Rabicho da Tijuca”. The previous space, with reduced height and limited structural spans, was not suitable for a metro station.

Image Courtesy © LFCassino

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo
  • Project: Uruguai Metro Station
  • Location: Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUP
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • PHASE: Design Development, Construction Drawings and Construction Consultancy
  • JBMC ARCHITECTS: Beatriz Pimenta Corrêa, Cecilia Pires, Cynthia Melo, Emiliano Homrich, Frederico Freitas, Gabriela Assis, João Batista Martinez Corrêa, Pedro Câmara and Sandra Morikawa
  • JBMC: Caio D´Alfonso, Carina Oshita, Diogo Luz, Mariana Nito, Nara Borges and Raffaella Yacar
  • CONSULTANTS: Paulo Ricardo Mendes – Structure Milton Coimbra – Ventilation and Air Conditioning Flávio Baraboskin  Marco Pelaes – Materials
  • CONTRIBUTORS: Carlos Azevedo Arquitetura, Elcio Y Yokoyama Arquitetura
  • 3D RENDERING: Cassio Oba Osanai


Kraaiennest Metro Station by Maccreanor Lavington

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Maccreanor Lavington

Bijlmermeer is one of the neighbourhoods that form Amsterdam South-East a municipal borough of the city of Amsterdam. The neighbourhood, which today houses almost 100,000 people of over 150 nationalities, was designed as a single project of nearly identical high-rise buildings laid out in a hexagonal grid. Construction started in 1963 with the first apartments finished in 1968. In the 1970’s the area was connected to the center of Amsterdam by a new metro line raised 11m above the ground on a brutalist concrete structure.

Image Courtesy © Maccreanor Lavington

Image Courtesy © Maccreanor Lavington


Washington, D.C., Metro Honored with AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: AIA

The Washington, D.C. Metro rail transit system has been selected to receive the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Twenty-Five Year Award. Designed by Harry Weese, FAIA, in the 1960’s, the Washington, D.C. Metro is being recognized as an architectural design of enduring significance. The Twenty-five Year Award is conferred on a structure that has stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years. Projects must demonstrate excellence in function, in the distinguished execution of its original program, and in the creative aspects of its statement by today’s standards. The award will be presented this June at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, the home of its architect, Harry Weese, who died in 1998.

Image Courtesy © larry Levine

  • Architects: AIA
  • Project: Washington, D.C., Metro
  • Photography: larry Levine, AIA

Line 2 – Green – São Paulo Metrô – Imigrantes Station in Brazil by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Article source: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Fernandes Arquitetos was responsible for the architecture, landscaping and visual communication projects of Imigrantes Station, which belongs to Line 2 (Green) of São Paulo Metrô. It is a surface station, installed close to a viaduct and that runs parallel to the tracing of an avenue. It is structured over a 136-m central platform and has accesses by parallel tracks, which have operational and technical rooms beside them, in addition to staircases that lead to the platform level.

Image Courtesy © Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Metrô – Metrofor in Fortaleza, Brazil by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Article source: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Fernandes Arquitetos is in charge of the project for eight stations of the future Parangaba – Mucuripe Line of Fortaleza Metrô, usually known as Metrofor. The branch will have its tracing on surface and will be integrated to South Line – already in operation – at Parangaba Station.

Image Courtesy © Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station will serve as a key interchange on the new Riyadh Metro network for Line 1, as well as the terminus of Line 4 (for passengers to the airport) and Line 6. The local monorail can also be accessed from the station via a skybridge. With six platforms over four public floors and two levels of underground car parking, the KAFD Metro Station will be integrated within the urban context of the financial district, responding to the functional requirements of a multimodal transport centre and the district’s future vision. The project extends beyond the simple station typology to emphasize the building’s importance as a dynamic, multi-functional public space; not only an intermediate place perceived through quick transitions, but also a dramatic public space for the city.

Image courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects 

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Date: 2012 / 2017
  • Client: ArRiyadh Development Authority
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana, Filippo Innocenti
  • Project Architect: Fulvio Wirz, Gian Luca Barone
  • Design Team: Alexandre Kuroda, Fei Wang, Lisa Kinnerud, Jorge Mendez-Caceres
  • Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Services: Buro Happold
  • Transport and Civil Engineering: Buro Happold
  • Fire Engineering: Buro Happold
  • Façade Consultant: NewTecnic
  • Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon
  • Size: 20,434 m2
  • Levels: 4 above ground, 2 below ground (car parking)

Cidade Nova Metro Station and Footbridge in Avenida Presidente Vargas, Brazil by JBMC Architecture (designed using AutoCAD and SketchUp)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: JBMC Architecture

Cidade Nova Metro Station and Footbridge are located on Presidente Vargas Avenue, Gamboa, downtown Rio de Janeiro. Already under construction in a stretch of elevated tracks, Cidade Nova will enable the integration between the two existing lines, playing a key role in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Image Courtesy Nelson Kon

  • Architects: João Batista Martinez Corrêa Architect
  • Project: Cidade Nova Metro Station and Footbridge
  • Location:Avenida Presidente Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil.
  • Client/ Developer: Metro Rio
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Size: 4297 sqm (Station), 1824 sqm (Footbridge)
  • Awards: 1st Prize Magazine Arquitetura e Contrução – Category Urban Intervention – 2011 Shortlisted at World Architectural News Awards 2009 – Category “Urban Design”.
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp


Gautrain Rapid Rail Link in Johannesburg, South Africa by Bentley Architect

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Carol Minton

From the day it was publicly announced in February 2000, the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link has been described in superlatives: “one of the biggest rail project under construction in the world,” “the largest infrastructure project in Africa,” and “the biggest public-private partnership South Africa has yet seen.” Bombela Concession Company, a consortium of private companies in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government, is developing this project and has committed to measurable socio-economic development obligations aimed at stimulating economic growth, development, and job creation.

Rhodesfield exterior (Image Courtesy Gautrain)

  • Project: Gautrain Rapid Rail Link
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Organization: Gautrain
  • Photographer: Gautrain
  • Software used: Bentley ProjectWise

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