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NBBJ unveils concept to turn London Underground into a moving walkway

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: NBBJ 

London-based architecture practice NBBJ, the team behind the shadowless skyscraper concept, has revealed a radical rethinking of the London Underground’s Circle Line that promises to spur new ideas for urban mobility.

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  • Architects: NBBJ
  • Project: NBBJ unveils concept to turn London Underground into a moving walkway
  • Location: London, England


New Train Station in Delft, Netherlands by Mecanoo

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: Mecanoo

Within the new station hall an undulating ‘vault’, which has been designed to evoke an “unforgettable arrival experience”, features a scaled 1877 map of the Dutch city rendered in blue and white. Columns wrapped in a mosaic of Delft-blue titles, also reminiscent of the colours of Delftware, one of the city’s most famous global exports. This project is having a massive press coverage around Holland and is turning into a tourist attraction as well.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo 
  • Project: New Train Station in Delft
  • Location: Delft, Netherlands
  • Photography: Harry Cock


Rainbow Station in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Studio Roosegaarde

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Studio Roosegaarde

On the 11th of December, artist Daan Roosegaarde will open a large-scale light artwork at the Amsterdam Central Station, in the presence of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands and Amsterdam’s deputy mayor. The artwork is launched in honour of the -by NS and ProRail- renovated 125 year old historic station. The artwork connects the historic station by architect Cuypers with the innovation of today. The light and colour offers travellers a magical moment in the evening. Every year approximately 50 million people travel through Amsterdam Central Station, towards national and international destinations.

Image Courtesy © Daan Roosegaarde

Image Courtesy © Daan Roosegaarde

  • Architects: Studio Roosegaarde
  • Project: Rainbow Station
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Daan Roosegaarde


Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station in Hungary by Palatium Stúdió Ltd.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: Palatium Stúdió Ltd.

Underground line M4 in Budapest, Hungary has been the largest infrastructure project of the city for the last decades. Kálvin tér is one of the largest stations on the new line, due to its position as an interchange station with line M3 under a busy inner city square. The complex functional requirements of the station have resulted in a rather complex spatial arrangement. Since the initial decision was to use cut-and-cover construction technologies to create station structures, the basic architectural idea was to use the advantages of this system, and create large open spaces over the platforms. In our case, the main spatial attractions are the structural elements with their characteristic curved forms. Approaching passengers can feel the drama of movement in space as the escalators are placed freely in the void of the huge open concrete box. Arriving by the elevators through the strata of space holds a similar surprise. The roughness of the surfaces of the large structural elements and the perimeter walls is balanced by the fine finishes of elements closer to the passengers. The interconnection tunnel between the two underground lines has a vivid colour scheme which creates a link between two epochs of urban infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

  • Architects: Palatium Stúdió Ltd. 
  • Project: Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station
  • Location: Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás BUJNOVSZKY
  • Software used: AutoCAD, ArchiCAD 
  • Team: Zoltán ERŐ, Balázs CSAPÓ, Dóra BRÜCKNER, Zsolt KOSZTOLÁNYI, Máté ANTAL


ÖBB headquarters building at Vienna’s Central Station in Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH

The ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) has decided to build their corporate headquarters in the immediate vicinity of the new Vienna main train station. The Viennese architectural firm Zechner & Zechner emerged as winners from the two-stage, EU-wide architectural planning competition in 2009.

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  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH
  • Project: ÖBB headquarters building at Vienna´s Central Station
  • Location: Am Hauptbahnhof 2, Vienna, Austria
  • Photography:
  • Projectmanagers: Christoph Zechner, Stefan Wecker
  • Structural engineer: Thomas Lorenz ZTGmbH, Graz
  • HVAC and electric engineering: Moser & Partners, Absam
  • Client: BAI – Habau – Östu-Stettin
  • Gross-Floor-Area: 57.800 sqm
  • Usable Area: 37.600 sqm
  • Levels: 24 above ground, 3 below ground
  • Height: 88 m
  • Design: 2009 – 2013
  • Completion: October 2014


Birmingham New Street Station in England by AZPML

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: AZPML

A competition was launched by Network Rail and RIBA in December 2007 for the redesign of the proposed façade and Atrium area. The contest sought to find a visionary concept designer to create a landmark building and example of cutting edge architecture. Six practices were short-listed in February 2008; CRAB Studio, Foreign Office Architects, IDOM UK Ltd, LAB Architecture Studio, UN Studio and Rafael Viñoly Architects. The winning scheme of Foreign Office Architects was unveiled on the 18th September 2008. 

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

  • Architects: AZPML
  • Project: Birmingham New Street Station
  • Location: England
  • Client: Network Rail Ltd
  • Facade structure engineer: AKTII
  • M&E engineer: Hoare Lea
  • Project construction management: Mace
  • Executive architect: Atkins
  • Structural engineer: Atkins
  • M&E engineer: Atkins
  • QS: Faithful & Gould
  • John Lewis Int. Architect: Haskoll
  • AZPML/FOA Team credits:
    • AZPML/FOA Partner-in-Charge:: Alejandro Zaera-Polo with: Manuel Eijo, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Charles Valla, Christof Trenner, Tommaso Franzolini, Lola Fernandez, Sukyeong Kim, Carmen Sagredo, Takeru Sato, Penny Sperbund, Niklavs Paegle, Tobias Jewson, Mio Sato, Manuel Távora


Regional train station and a new quarter in Vinge, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has, in collaboration with an international team consisting of Tredje Natur, MOE and Railway Procurement Agency, won Frederikssund municipality’s architecture competition to design a Regional train station and new quarter in the future town of Vinge.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects


Qatar Integrated Railway in Doha by UNStudio

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Article source: UNStudio

Qatar Rail has appointed UNStudio as the principal architect for the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP).
The Metro Network, the key component of the QIRP – with phase 1 planned to include around 35 stations and phase 2, around 60 stations – will serve as the backbone of the public transport system in the Greater Doha Area (GDA). The full network is planned to comprise four lines connecting the GDA as well as Al Khor, and Al Wakrah-Mesaieed communities located north and south of Doha respectively. The goal of the QIRP is to create a service which encourages the use of public transportation as a valid alternative to private transportation for the population of Doha.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Qatar Integrated Railway
  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Status: design phase
  • Advisors:  Structure, MEP: RHDHV
  • Facade engineering: Inhabit
  • Lighting engineering: ag licht
  • Wayfinding: Mijksenaar


Chiasso Railway Station Site in SWITZERLAND by C+S Architects

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Article source: C+S Architects

The Italian joint-venture between Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners and C+S Architects, in collaboration with a swiss Engineering team wins the international competition for the re-qualification of the railway station area of Chiasso in Switzerland.

Street view of the school, Image Courtesy © C+S Architects

  • Architects: C+S Architects
  • Project: Chiasso Railway Station Site
  • Location: SWITZERLAND
  • Structural engineering: Pini Swiss Engineers SA (Ing. Civile, Geologo)
  • C+S Team: Luca Caroti, Laura Frasson, Nikolina Lukin, Alessandro Mimiola, Alessandro Pizzolato, Giada Saviane, Davide Testi ACPV & Partners Team, Mattia Cattaneo, Alberto Maria Ficele, Valerio Pozzi, Pierpaolo Solieri

Large urban design project in a planned special economic zone, Shenzhen, China by gmp · von Gerkan

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: gmp · von Gerkan

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned with the design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

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  • Architects: gmp · von Gerkan
  • Project: Large urban design project in a planned special economic zone
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • International competition 2013: 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project Management: Jens Weiler, Martin Gänsicke
  • Design Team: Clemens Kampermann, George Liang, Johannes Erdmann, Boyan Kolchakov, Cheng Huang, Slava Savova, Amelie Kulassek, Christian Machnacki, Ji Xu, Wei Qin, Zhicong Chen, Jan Deml, Bin Zhou, Thilo Zehme, Niklas Veelken, Jing Xue
  • Client: Shenzhen Metro Group Ltd.
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