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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


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
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