ARNHEM – Amsterdam-based UNStudio has revealed its design for the new central train station of the Dutch town Arnhem.
Three existing platforms will be replaced – and a fourth will be added – to the busy station that services high-speed train lines to Germany. The four new awnings will provide ‘a sense of light and space,’ says architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, while an elevated footbridge will connect the platforms together.
The longitudinal awnings will be made of individual panels welded together, spanning about 210m long with vary in width from 9 to 14m.
Overall, the station will feature undulating lines from its façade and roof to interior walls. It will link arrival platforms with the main hall, parking lots for cars and bikes, plus a bus station.
The station is scheduled to be completed in March 2014.
Renderings courtesy of moka-studio, photos by Ronald Tilleman and Tim Snoek