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Railway Architecture in The Netherlands – design by studioSK, Movares

3 Jun 2014

Station Helmond

Design: studioSK, Movares


Helmond Station

How to create a meaningful station environment in an era in which the classical station typology is evaporating? Modern travelling, being almost immaterial, has become ‘traveling light’: no need to buy tickets anymore, paying with your cell phone, high frequent intensities of train systems preventing you to wait for long. This modern comfort raises the question: what is left of the iconography and identity of a station(area)? In most cities there still is a need for identity and an urge to interpret the station area as one of the meaningful focus points in the urban scheme.

Photos: Ben Vulkers fotografie (except where stated otherwise)

Station Helmond

Station Helmond

Station Helmond

Station Helmond

Station Helmond

Station Helmond

Station Helmond

Station Helmond

StudioSK, Movares has developed a strategy for this: LANDSCAPING THE STATION. In this design strategy all elements of the surroundings of the station are being considered as an equal part of the project; buildings but also civil structures, station plaza and art in public space.

Thus bringing people together in a multipurpose transit area inviting people to stay and relax in a peaceful atmosphere which puts in perspective the hectic of travelling.

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photos : Ivo Bastiaansen

Helmond Station – Building Information

Name of project: Helmond station and bike parking
Location: Helmond, Netherlands
Construction time of the project: 2014
Office: studioSK, Movares – Utrecht, Netherlands
Project architect: Paul van der Ree

Helmond Station Building
picture : Bouwfotografe.nl

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