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Arnhem Station Building

Dutch Railway Building Development, The Netherlands – design by UNStudio / Arup

20 Nov 2015

Arnhem Central Platforms

Arnhem Station, The Netherlands

Design: UNStudio with Arup

Photos © Ronald Tilleman

Arnhem Station

Arnhem Station will be officially opened this week, on 19 November. The multidisciplinary approach by the architecture firm UNStudio and Arup linked architectural design to human behaviour in a unique way.

Arnhem Station

Arnhem Station

Arnhem Station

Arnhem Station

With the opening of the new station building the transformation of the area is now complete. Since 1996 UNStudio has collaborated with Arup to achieve an integrated design with distinctive architectural and technical concepts for the masterplan, public transport terminal and underground parking.

Arnhem Station Building

Key to the terminal design was a fast and smooth transition between different modes of transport and realising these modes on a very small plot. Arup contributed significantly to the integration of architecture, structure and lighting. As a result, passengers are guided intuitively and efficiently to the right place.

Arnhem Station Building

The terminal has two below-grade levels for bicycle storage and vehicular parking and multiple undefined above-grade levels that contain a spacious entrance lobby, retail shops, offices, service areas and corridors that link the train platforms, local and regional bus terminals, taxi stands, bike storage, and parking.

Arnhem Station Building

“The integration of masterplanning, architecture and engineering was major to the design, which could only be realised in an integral team of specialists in design and execution. Every phase of improvements were made and after a span of 19 years, the project is finished. The team is proud and excited!”
– Joop Paul, project director Arup

Arnhem Station Building

The ‘twist’ and the ‘trumpet’ are carefully designed structural-architectural solutions, using the most advanced computer tools. Together with UNStudio, Arup’s designers created 3D models of the complex terminal shape to ensure correct structural and lighting calculations.

Arnhem Station Building

UNStudio

15 May 2012
Arnhem Central Platforms, The Netherlands
Arnhem Central Platforms
images : UNStudio
Arnhem Central Platforms

Location: Arnhem, Netherlands

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