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NewsNews • 8 Sep 2020

UNStudio’s brand manual for Doha Metro Network orchestrates first phase completion of 37 stations

UNStudio developed an Architectural Branding Manual that sets out an extensive set of design guidelines, architectural details and material outlines to assure the spatial quality and identity of the new Doha metro. Currently the first phase is completed with three metro lines (red, green and gold) that weave together 37 metro stations. © Hufton + Crow Most transport in Doha is done by car. The introduction of the most advanced and fastest driverless metro systems in the world is an attempt by the Qatar Rail Architecture Department to create an efficient and reliable alternative to private transportation. © Hufton + Crow The Architectural Branding Manual comprises a large catalogue of architectural 'branding' elements w... More

Project • By One WorksTrain stations

Oslo Fornebu Centre Station Competition

One Works was shortlisted for one of the six Fornebubanen stations in a team working alongside Collective Works and Planke, as well as subcontractors Pir 2. The Fornebubanen is the largest subway development in recent time in Oslo and will be about 8.2 km long, extending from Fornebu Centre to Majorstuen. Six new stations will be built along the new line with two stations in Oslo at Vækerø and Skøyen, and four stations in Bærum including Fornebu Centre, Flytårnet, (Telenor) Arena and a station at Lysaker. The shortlisted design creates a striking new point of arrival into the heart of the emerging mixed-use community southwest of central Oslo. The design team sought to increase light and view down to the pl... More

Project • By Franz&SueSubway Stations

New U5 metro line in Vienna

Efficient public transportation networks were the key to the modernisation of the city. The situation today is no different. Otto Wagner’s world-famous Jugendstil buildings for the Stadtbahn urban railway in Vienna were extraordinarily modern for their time. They combined functionality with aesthetic quality and essentially still work well today."The new design concept for the U5 is great!"Renate Brauner, deputy mayor of ViennaThe old Stadtbahn viaduct that runs along the Gürtel ring road but also the recent extension of the U2 line offer compelling evidence of the high design quality of public transport buildings in Vienna. This makes us all the happier that, together with yf Architekten, we won the competition to design the new U5 line, g... More

Project • By Schoyerer Architekten_SYRATransports

Metro Station, Heddernheim

The station was in need of a general renovation, as part of this process the main platform was raised to allow for disabled access. The station lies between major traffic arteries, crossing the southern side of the station is the large Maybach Bridge, to the east lies a sport complex including an outdoor swimming pool. A public bus station forms the western boundary of the site; while to the west and north are a series of housing blocks. It as clear from the beginning of the design, that only a large clearly defined form would be able to produce the desired presence in a complex and confusing urban mix. This response is similar to that of the American artist Donald Judd, who placed large cubic figures in a variety of environments. Unli... More

Project • By Piotr Krajewski - Architectural PhotographySubway Stations

Warsaw Metro Second Line (M2)

The second line of the Warszawa metro opened on March 8.The 6·5 km east-west route links Rondo Daszyńskiego and Warszawa Wileńska with seven stations and includes an 870 m tunnel under the Wisła River. Line 2 intersects with the north-south Line 1 at Świętokryzska, and interchanges are also provided with main line rail services at Stadion Narodowy and Wileńska. The end-to-end journey time is around 10 min, and services run every 3 min. The construction contract was signed in October 2009 by a consortium of Astaldi, Gülermak and Przedsiębiorstwo Budowy Dróg i Mostów, which created the special purpose company AGP Metro. Total cost of construction and rolling stock was 5·9bn złoty, which included an EU contribution of 3·1bn złoty. Civi... More

Project • By Chris Forsyth PhotographySubway Stations

Montreal Metro Project Montreal's metro system is comprised of 68 stations transporting over one million passengers daily. Often overlooked however is the unique art and architecture of each stop. When the project was launched in the mid 60’s, under the direction of Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau, a competition was held among Canadian architects to decide the design of each station. As a result, every station was designed by an individual architect and art installations were commissioned on a station to station basis. The Montreal Metro Project is an ongoing photo project by photographer Chris Forsyth capturing the ideals of the system- ‘Society In Motion’ and a unique architectural experience. Beginning in 2014, the project’s aim is to accen... More

Project • By Hunter Douglas ArchitecturalSubway Stations

Sagrera subway station

The new station The Sagrera is conceived as a modal interchange station for high speed trains, suburban trains (local trains), metro, city and intercity buses, taxis and private vehicles. The structure consists of five levels and the cover. On the street surface, it will be located the platform for the High Speed Line, with four double track platform (eight tracks) and length 400 m and other two-way platform length of 200m. The platforms for local trains and metro are placed at lower levels. Between the two levels above mentioned, a car parking will be built for private vehicles. It is further expected a parking railway area for 8-tracks 400-meter long and 2- tracks 330 meters long, at the end of the station, located in the ar... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsMasterplans

King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station will serve as a key interchange on the new Riyadh Metro network for Line 1, as well as the terminus of Line 4 (for passengers to the airport) and Line 6. The local monorail can also be accessed from the station via a skybridge. With six platforms over four public floors and two levels of underground car parking, the KAFD Metro Station will be integrated within the urban context of the financial district, responding to the functional requirements of a multimodal transport centre and the district’s future vision. The project extends beyond the simple station typology to emphasize the building’s importance as a dynamic, multi-functional public space; not only an intermediate place perce... More