Gallery: 14 of the World’s Most Amazing Subways!

The eyes might be a bit creepy, but the murals make up for it by brightening up Madrid's Nuevos Ministerios station.

Some of our favorites include the Drassanes Station in Barcelona, which was given a swanky facelift by ON-A Architects and the incredible Stocholm Tunnelbana in Sweden. The latter used the bedrock as a unique medium for public art, instead of covering up, and features a total of 140 artists throughout their network of 100 stations.

Spain’s Nuevos Ministerios features giant eyes that appear to peer down on would-be transgressors, somewhat different than the red eyes of rats that emerge from beneath the streets of Manhattan, while Munich’s U-Bahn just makes you want to do a happy rainbow dance. This is what sustainability is all about: creating positive solutions that will be good for the long haul.

Via Web Urbanist


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1 Comment

  1. lazyreader June 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    It’s really nice, still we’ve seen some of these subway stations as sleek and futuristic settings. When the Washington DC subway first opened in the mid 70’s it looked like a set from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001”. The trains were so gleaming, so quiet, so fast. Today subway cars are being covered with graffiti, stations are getting grimy, and crime is becoming a serious worry. And over-powering mildew odors during wet weather. This may be just the future of these fanciful stations after a decade or two. Overall, pure white is never timeless. It’s not a good color for clothing, automobiles or interior finishes.

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