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Sound Transit U Link University of Washington Station in Seattle by LMN Architects

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Article source: LMN Architects

More than a light rail station, Sound Transit’s University of Washington Station, designed by LMN Architects, adds multiple facets to the urban fabric at the intersection of Montlake Boulevard and Pacific Street.

Knitting together transportation modalities from bike to bus to pedestrians to trains, the multi-disciplinary design of the 156,000-square-foot station creates a unified mobility solution at a problematic street intersection, one of the busiest in Seattle, and provides a unique gateway to the UW campus through its above and below-grade experiences.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott

  • Architects: LMN Architects
  • Project: Sound Transit U Link University of Washington Station
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Scott
  • Software used: Revit
  • Owner: Sound Transit
  • Prime Consultant: Northlink Transit Partners
  • Structural-Station: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Structural-Pedestrian Bridge: AECOM
  • Civil-Grading, Utilities, Roadway: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Civil-Site Drainage: AECOM


Keilaniemi metro station in Espoo, Finland by ALA Architects

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Article source: ALA Architects 

The first phase of the extension of the metropolitan area subway connects Ruoholahti, Helsinki and Matinkylä, Espoo. Upon completion, in late 2017, the West Metro will service over 100,000 passengers every day.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: Keilaniemi metro station
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: Autocad, Navisworks, Rhinoceros
  • Client: Länsimetro Oy
  • Team: ALA partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Sami Mikonheimo, Pekka Tainio, Niklas Mahlberg, Harri Ahokas, Santtu Hyvärinen, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Nina Rusanen, Miguel Silva, Pekka Sivula, Jyri Tartia and Yena Young, in collaboration with Esa Piironen Architects (Esa Piironen, Juha Lumme, Henriikka Ryhänen)
  • Collaborators: Sweco PM (Project consultant), CJN Arkkitehtitoimisto (coordinator), Konsulttiyhteenliittymä FKW (Geo & track engineering), Rockplan (Rock engineering), Insinööritoimisto A-Insinöörit (Structures), Pöyry Building Services, Insinööritoimisto Olof Granlund and Konsulttiryhmä Nissinen-Niemistö (HVAC)
  • Status: Built, Metro Traffic Starts in November 2017


Aalto University Metro Station in Espoo, Finland by ALA Architects

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Article source: ALA Architects 

The first phase of the western extension of the Helsinki metropolitan area subway line, the West Metro – in use since November 18, 2017 – connects Ruoholahti, Helsinki to Matinkylä, Espoo. The West Metro will service over 170,000 passengers per day. The objective that has been set for the architecture of the eight new stations along the first, and the five new stations along the second phase of the extension is to create distinctive, location-specific identities for them on both urban and interior scale. At the same time the metro will act as a link between the various urban centers of the City of Espoo and in a way create its new backbone.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects, (Esa Piironen)
  • Project: Aalto University Metro Station
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: Autocad, Navisworks, Rhinoceros
  • Client: Länsimetro
  • Collaborators: Sweco PM (project consultant), CJN Arkkitehtitoimisto (coordinator), Konsulttiyhteenliittymä FKW (geo, track & rock engineering), Insinööritoimisto A-Insinöörit (structural design), Pöyry Building Services and Insinööritoimisto Olof Granlund with Konsulttiryhmä Nissinen-Niemistö (HVAC), YIT Rakennus (main contractor, station)
  • Building: 15,500 m2
  • Status: Built, metro traffic started on November 18, 2017


Løren Metro Station in Oslo, Norway by Arne Henriksen Arkitekter and MDH Arkitekter

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: MDH Arkitekter 

The neighbourhood of Løren, a former industrial area and military camp, has in recent years emerged as a new, attractive residential district.  As a further development of the area a new metro station was planned.

The station is located 27 meters underground and accessed by stairs, escalators or lifts from the two entrances.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Architects: Arne Henriksen Arkitekter and MDH Arkitekter
  • Project: Løren Metro Station
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Ivan Brodey and Jimmy Linus
  • Software used: Revit
  • Team: Arne Henriksen, Helge Lunder, Dagfinn Sagen, Line Gudbrandsen, Magnar Westby, Christin Johannessen, Minna Riska
  • Client: Sporveien Oslo AS
  • Landscape: Grindaker Landskapsarkitekter
  • Consultant team: Aas Jacobsen AS, Ingenia AS, Electronova AS
  • Gross Built Area: 5800 m2
  • Completion Year:  2016


Stockholm Central Station in Sweden by Tengbom Architects

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: Tengbom Architects

250,000 people pass through Stockholm’s central station on a daily basis. If you were one of them, you would not have missed all the development that has been going on here between 2008-2014 – and a station that has been fully functional the entire time.

In 2008, we were asked by Jernhusen to modernize and develop large parts of Stockholm’s Central station – one of Sweden’s most important crossroads – and make it possible for the station to manage the challenges of both today and tomorrow. Not least the constantly increasing number of travellers. Due to the requirement for many separate improvements, we were given the opportunity to develop a thorough concept for the development.

”Our vision was to improve the experience of the visitors through modernization and design that exceeded their expectations and at the same time preserve and highlight the fine qualities of the old building”, says Mark Humphreys, chief architect.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Tengbom Architects
  • Project: Stockholm Central Station
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman


Taipei MRT Daan Park Station in Taiwan by Che Fu Chang Architects + Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Article source: Che Fu Chang Architects + Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc. 

It has been 20 years since the Metro system first established in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei. As an underground system, the entrance to the station normally appears like a matchbox on the street like cities worldwide, without any opportunity to interact with its environment. When the extension plan revealed, an ambitious new line, which needles the city’s hot attractions carried out by the city’s public transport bureau. A proposed station site in the city’s biggest green space, the Daan Forest Park, creates a great opportunity to introduce a new idea for Metro station design.

 Image Courtesy © Che Fu Chang Architects

Image Courtesy © Che Fu Chang Architects


  • Architects: Che Fu Chang Architects + Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Project: Taipei MRT Daan Park Station
  • Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Photography: Yueh-Lun Tsai, Department of Rapid Transit Systems of Taipei City
  • Client: Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government
  • Project Team: Yi He Hong, Heng Song Tong, Sin Sing Lin, Jackson Huang, Pei Chen Yang, Chung Yin Wang, Ju Ting Cheng, Ren Yu Fang
  • Structural Engineer: Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • M&E Consultant: Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: SWA Group+ Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Lighting: CMA Lighting Design
  • Size: 19525.73 ft2
  • Design: 2003
  • Completion: 2013


METRO DO PORTO in Oporto, Portugal by Eduardo Souto de Moura

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Article source: Eduardo Souto de Moura

The poet Pablo Neruda, when he was to receive the Nobel Prize, included in his speech of thanks a short quotation from Rimbaud: “…at dawn, armed with an ardent patience, we shall enter the splendid cities”.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura
  • Project: METRO DO PORTO
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Project: 1997
  • Construction: 2005
  • Client: Metro do Porto
  • General contractor: Transmetro, S.A
  • Architectural Team       
    • Coordinator: Arq. Adriano Pimenta
    • Collaborators: Arq. André Campos, Arq. Ricardo Tedim, Arq. Eduardo Carrilho, Arq. Joana Pinho, José Carlos Mariano, Arq. Bernardo Durão, Arq. Diogo Crespo, Arq. Manuel Pais Vieira, Arq. Nuno Flores, Arq. Nuno Lopes, Arq. Tiago Coelho, Arq. Tiago Figueiredo, Aqr. Eduardo Pereira, Pedro Chimeno,  Soares da Costa – Gabinete de Projectos (more…)

Olaya Metro Station in Dortmund, Germany by Gerber Architekten

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Article source: Gerber Architekten

In planning the Olaya Metro Station, Gerber Architekten are currently working on the most important infrastructure project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Following the competition win in 2012, excavation work has now begun. The groundbreaking ceremony was celebrated on the 3rd of April 2014 in the presence of the Governor of Riyadh at that time, Prince Khalid bin Bandar. Now, the BACS Consortium comprised of Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company, Almabani, Consolidated Contractors Company and Siemens opened up the way for the next planning phase to commence and commissioned Professor Gerber and his team Gerber Architekten under the direction of Thomas Lücking in cooperation with BuroHappold Engineering with further planning for this major project. The planning work for the station should be completed in the next 18 months.

 Image Courtesy © Gerber Architekten

Image Courtesy © Gerber Architekten

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: Olaya Metro Station
  • Location: Dortmund, Germany
  • Software used: Revit


Montreal Metro Project in Québec, Canada by Chris Forsyth

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: Chris Forsyth 

The Montreal Metro Project is an ongoing photo archive of Montreal’s internationally renowned metro system. The series captures the often overlooked architecture, design, and motion of each the many stations of the system.

Image Courtesy © Chris Forsyth

Image Courtesy © Chris Forsyth

Metro Station in Sofia, Bulgaria by Radu DRAGAN

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Article source: Radu DRAGAN

Located in an environment that lacked strong marks, the Metro Station 20 should be a signal, a structural element of the landscape, it must be at its scale. We have designed a structure that is both generous and sensual, with a glass volume curves embracing the ground and reaching the underground platform level by penetrating light and vegetation. The structure consists of 27 metal arches on a plot of 4,00 m, of variable height and width, starting from the rail level. The height varies between 19 and 24 m and the width between 17,80 m et 30 m. They are connected by a secondary structure of metal tubes that support the triangular glass panels. This structure also supports the road that enters into the glass volume and will form a bridge of 105 m length suspended from the metal structure. In its central part, this bridge will be slightly curved to give greater height above the access platform.



  • Architects: Radu DRAGAN
  • Project: Metro Station
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Software used: Archicad, Abvent Artlantis and Photoshop


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