Rennes Metro Main Station

Rennes Metro Main Station

AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

Rennes, France | View Map
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Architecture of the “Gares” metro station in Rennes, France, connected with lines A and B

AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea as Architects

The main idea of the four stations project in Rennes was to take care of the user’s experience during theirjourneythrough the metro. The architecture of each station is defined by a central atrium, delimited by a lighted wall. The central space materializes the controlled and paying area of ​​the stations. At each level, the horizontal and vertical circulations that distribute the platforms are visible as sculptures. The decision of designing the central atrium which becomes a real indoor public square, aims to offer people a global vision to orient themselves and visualize their entire journey between the trains and the exits. The complexity of the project results from its technique due to the depth of the four stations, which descend vertically over -25m.



The competition team was led by Mario Russo and Nicolas Souchko; Alberto Gatti with Magali Courias realized the studies and the synthesis.Alberto Gatti follow the architectural monitoring.

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