Article source: UNStudio
The new €37.5m (£27.6m) Transfer Terminal at Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands has now completed.
The station is the result of an ambitious 20-year project – masterplanned by UNStudio – to redevelop the wider station area; the largest post-war development in Arnhem. Backed by the Dutch government, this transfer hub rewrites the rulebook on train stations and is the most complex of its type in Europe. The station will become the new ‘front door’ of the city, embracing the spirit of travel, and is expected to establish Arnhem as an important node between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The new terminal houses commercial areas, and a conference centre and provides links to the nearby office plaza, city centre, underground parking garage and the Park Sonsbeek. The area around the station will become a place in of itself, with 160,000m2 of offices, shops and a cinema complex.
Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal
- Location: Stationsplein, Arnhem, The Netherlands
- Photography: Ronald Tilleman, Frank Hanswijk, Siebe Swart
- Client: ProRail B.V.
- Structural engineer: Arup Amsterdam (transport terminal) Van der Werf & Lankhorst (bus station, parking garage and office square)
- MEP / Installations: Arcadis
- Main Contractor: Besix-Welling
- Building surface: 21.750 m2 (gross floor area)
- Building volume: ca. 90.000 m3
- Building site: ca. 11.250 m2
- Programme: Public transport terminal
- Status: Opening in November 2015