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STATION S20 in Sofia, Bulgaria by OVA STUDIO LTD

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: OVA STUDIO LTD

OVA Studio entered this open competition for the design of station 20 of Sofia new underground system.

Our design option proposed to escape from the tunnel like feeling of many underground stations by providing a vortex mesh vault that acted as both a structural element but also as signalization and information display. one of the challenges was to bring light from the street down to the concourse and ultimately to the platform levels.

Image Courtesy © OVA STUDIO LTD

Image Courtesy © OVA STUDIO LTD

  • Architects: OVA STUDIO LTD
  • Project: STATION S20
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUS & TRAIN STATION COMPETITION ENTRY in Belgrade, Serbia by Đorđe Alfirević + Dušan Trifunović & Predrag Marković

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: Đorđe Alfirević + Dušan Trifunović & Predrag Marković

Spatial organization

The mixed-use complex that was the object of the competition was clearly divided on 4 spatial-functional units: A) North (Bus station), B) South (Hotel-Office-Commercial spaces), C) future metro station and D) Railway station. Introversion was the main organizational principle that was used in conceptualization of the complex due to the lack of adequate views and spatial markers towards which the complex could open up to. Proximity of busy transport hubs (Bus station, Railway station and the Inner city ringroad) which go through the location aspire positioning the main content around inner spatial motives (atrium gardens), distant from unsuitable surrounding.

Image Courtesy © Đorđe Alfirević + Dušan Trifunović & Predrag Marković

Image Courtesy © Đorđe Alfirević + Dušan Trifunović & Predrag Marković

  • Architects: Đorđe Alfirević + Dušan Trifunović & Predrag Marković
  • Project: BUS & TRAIN STATION COMPETITION ENTRY
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Project year: 2014
  • Project type: International competition entry
  • Project team: Đorđe AlfirevićDušan Trifunović & Predrag Marković
  • Typology: Bus and Train Station, Hotel, Office and Commercial complex
  • Total floor area: 175.947 m²

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Bus Station Canopy in Aarau, Switzerland by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Article source: Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur 

As the central public transport hub for the entire region, the train station in Aarau serves as a point of departure, arrival and transfer for more than 40,000 train and bus travelers every day. Due to assorted small structures, street furniture, art objects and planters that had gathered over time, the station forecourt was barely still perceived as a public open space. Bahnhofstrasse, the street leading to the train station, was a spatially defining axis dominated by car traffic, thus cutting the space off from the surroundings. That is why a new station forecourt with a bus terminal and optimized public access was also envisaged along with construction of the new train station. After lengthy preparatory work in close dialogue with various interest groups, the Aarau populace approved the project with an overwhelming majority in 2009.

Image Courtesy © Niklaus Spoerri

  • Architects: Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur
  • Project: Bus Station Canopy
  • Location: Aarau, Switzerland
  • Photography: Mensur Zulji, Niklaus Spoerri
  • Design & Planning: 2004–2012
  • Construction: 2011–2014
  • Area: 8,806 m²
  • Underground Area: 1,062 m²
  • Covered Area: 1,070 m²
  • Air Volume: One air chamber with 1,810 m³
  • Roof Edge Lengths, clamped: 500 m
  • Support Air: Energy-saving recirculating air technology with condensation drying, Summer operation with 300 Pa, Winter operation with up to 850 PA
  • Cushions: 6 airtight, structurally coupled membrane panels made of ETFE (clear and blue)
  • Cable Nets: 8 and 12 mm stranded ropes, total of 3.76 km
  • Weight of Steel Structure: 87 t
  • Bus Station Roof: City of Aarau, Municipal Building Department
  • Train Station Forecourt: City of Aarau, Municipal Building Department Canton of Aargau, Department of Construction Traffic and Environment.
  • General Planning, Civil Engineering: suisseplan Ingenieure AG, Aarau (CH)
  • Structural Engineering for Roof : formTL ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau GmbH, Radolfzell (DE)
  • Lighting Design: Atelier Derrer, Zurich (CH)
  • Pattern Design: Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur AG, Zurich (CH) in collaboration withPaolo Monaco, visual designer, Zurich (CH)
  • Electrical Engineering: HEFTI. HESS. MARTIGNONI. Aarau AG, Aarau (CH) Adrian Bühler, Phillip Woodtli, Marco Andrist
  • Wind Tunnel Testing: Wacker Ingenieure, Birkenfeld (DE)

Union Station Neighborhood Transformation in Denver by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

A 14-block scar in the city’s urban fabric, the rail yards, track sidings, and service areas of Denver’s historic Union Station were underutilized for decades. In 2004 voters approved a tax increase to fund a regional transit plan with Union Station as the hub of the system. The redevelopment plan for the former rail yards involved master planning, urban design, and architectural design work to knit together light rail, commuter and intercity rail, regional and local buses, downtown shuttle buses, taxis, shuttles, vans, limousines, bicycle routes and pedestrian networks into an intermodal transportation hub and urban transit district.

Image Courtesy © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  • Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Project: Union Station Neighborhood Transformation
  • Location: Denver, U.S.A
  • Photography: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Owner: Denver Union Station Project Authority
  • Contractor: Kiewit Western
  • Engineer: AECOM USA
  • Master Developer: Union Station Neighborhood Company
  • Public Realm Designer: Hargreaves Associates

King Street Station in Seattle by ZGF Architects LLP

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: ZGF Architects LLP

By the end of the 20th century, the King Street Station, which first opened to the public in 1906, had fallen into disrepair. With commute ridership on the rise, the renovation project sought to restore the building’s historic character and upgrade facilities to meet current and future transit needs.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: King Street Station
  • Location: Seattle , U.S.A
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider, Doug Scott
  • Software used: Sketch-up, AutoCAD and BIM
  • Owner: Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Acoustical Design: Sparling
  • Engineer Civil: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Engineer MEP: ARUP | Rushing
  • Engineer Structural: ARUP | Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • General Contractor: Sellen Construction
  • Geotechnical: Hart Crowser & Associates, Inc.
  • Historic Preservation Consultant: Artifacts Consulting, Inc.
  • Lighting Design: Pivotal Lighting Design | Affiliated Engineers, Inc. | Eleek Inc
  • Owner Representative: Shiels Obletz Johnsen
  • Plaster Restoration: Performance Consulting, Inc. / EverGreene Architectural Arts

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz station in Leipzig, Germany by MAX DUDLER

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Article source: MAX DUDLER

The station concourse, with a rectangular section and a slight longitudinal curve, is situated 20 metres below ground. Walls and ceilings of the elongated, column-free hall are clad with large, backlit prefabricated glass blocks set into a framework of fair-faced precast concrete. This gives the station concourse a bright and spacious feel. Extreme repetition of one and the same motif makes its actual dimensions almost intangible for passengers.

Image Courtesy © Stefan Müller

  • Architects: MAX DUDLER
  • Project: Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz station
  • Location: Leipzig, Germany
  • Photography: Stefan Müller
  • Developers: Deutsche Bahn AG together with the Free State of Saxony
  • Occupant: DB Station & Service AG

Construction volume

  • Net floor area: 3,900 m²
  • Gross floor area: 5,678.5 m²
  • Gross building volume: 77,280 m³

Station concourse dimensions

  • Height: 15 metres
  • Length: 141 metres
  • Width: 21 metres
  • Planning and construction period: 1997 until December 2012
  • Gross construction costs: EUR 17.5 million (building shell)
  • Project managers: Ilko-M. Mauruschat, Christof Berkenhoff, Max Rein
  • Construction Supervision: Arge BOL/BÜ
  • Structural Engineers: Pichler Ingenieure GmbH
  • Building services: Planungsgemeinschaft Winter-Graner
  • Fire protection: Brandschutz Consult, Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH Leipzig

Electric Coral Reef Station in Indonesian by Margot Krasojevic

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Article source: Margot Krasojevic

Out in the Indian Ocean, protecting the Indonesian coastline from Tsunamis sits the design for an electric artificial reef station. The framework of moveable steel girders and steel reef ball structures is designed in a way to support the growth of natural coral. The design’s section shows the moveable meta balls which are connected to an electrical cable that is attached to floating solar panels on the water surface.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic

  • Architects: Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: Electric Coral Reef Station
  • Location: Indonesian
  • Software Used: 3dsmax, Maya and Microstation

Noord in Barneveld, Netherlands by NL Architects

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

ProRail, responsible for the railway network in the Netherlands, together with the so called spoorbouwmeester Koen van Velsen (‘the national supervisor for railway architecture’) started a campaign to make waiting more comfortable: Prettig Wachten.

Travelers experience waiting on a station as much longer then waiting within a vehicle. Surveys have indicated that waiting time is experienced as 3 times longer than it actually is. In this respect especially small and medium sized stations proof a big challenge. These smaller stations are usually unmanned, desolate, often creating a sense un-safety. What can we do to improve them?

Image Courtesy © Bart van Hoek

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Noord
  • Location: Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Photography: Bart van Hoek, Marcel van der Burg
  • Initiative ‘Prettig Wachten’ and Supervision: Spoorbouwmeester Koen van Velsen / ProRail
  • Client:ProRail
  • Project Architect: Gerbrand van Oostveen
  • Team: Kirsten Hüsig, Barbara Luns, Gert Jan Machiels and Gen Yamamoto with Aude Robert and Christian Asbo
  • Consultant: Movares
  • Contractor: Strukton

NS Stations in Netherlands by NL Architects

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

The Katreinetoren in Utrecht is the home base of NS Stations, the department of the Railway (NS) that develops and services railway stations in the Netherlands. The 15 stories 55m high tower is built right on top of Utrecht Centraal, the biggest railway station in the Netherlands. The entrance is positioned conveniently in the Central Hall!

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: NS Stations
  • Location: Netherlands
  • NS Stations: Office interior revamp, Utrecht 2011, competition 1st prize Completion: March 2013
  • Client: NS Stations / Servex
  • NL Architect: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Competition Team: Kirsten Hüsig, Babara Luns, Sarah Möller, Gen Yamamoto with Lea Olssen, Guilia Pastore, Ana Gavilanes Vallincello
  • Team: Babara Luns, Kirsten Hüsig, Bobby de Graaf, Sarah Möller with Mindaugas Glodenis, Else Ferf Jentings, Milda Naujalyte, Aude Robert

Elbbrücken Underground station in HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany by gmp (von Gerkan, Marg and Partners) Architects

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: gmp (von Gerkan, Marg and Partners)  Architects

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won first prize in the competition for the design of the Elbbrücken Underground station. The station will be located in the future district of the same name, at the eastern end of Hamburg‘s Hafencity, and will, at least for the time being, be the end station of the recently opened U4 Underground line.

Image Courtesy © Gärtner+Christ

  • Architects: gmp (von Gerkan, Marg and Partners)  Architects
  • Project: Elbbrücken Underground station
  • Location: HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Gärtner+Christ
  • Competition 2013 : winner
  • Design: Volkwin Marg with Stephanie Jöbsch
  • Partner: Jürgen Hillmer
  • Project management: Stephanie Jöbsch
  • Design team: Achim Wangler, Bernd Kottsieper, Katja Mezger
  • Structural design: schlaich bergermann and partners
  • Client: Hamburger Hochbahn AG

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