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

Line A in Prague features different colored tiles in each of their stations. Gold, silver, green, red, or blue, they are sometimes flat, sometimes convex, and sometimes concave. But always cool.

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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