Subway Station Parkweg

Subway Station Parkweg

Architect
Hans van Heeswijk Architecten
Location
Schiedam, Netherlands | View Map
Project Year
2002
Category
Subway Stations

Subway Station Parkweg

Hans van Heeswijk Architecten as Architects

Each of the six stations on the new Caland Line between Rotterdam and the town of Spijkenisse have their own identity through being designed by different architects. The only subterranean station on the line, Parkweg, provides a transition between the world of dark tunnels and that of viaducts in the open air. The design allows a maximum of daylight to reach the central platform.


Above ground the station is visible with a row of four elliptical glass pavilions. The two at the end allow entry and exit, the two in the middle function as gigantic skylights. By day abundant light streams in, at night these glass beacons illuminate their surroundings. A road on one side, a canal on the other.


The tracks bend around the central platform, making the length of the station clearly visible. The entrances provide a good view of the column-free platform. Clear, surveyable en consequently – safe.

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