BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, Västerås, Västerås Transit Hub by BIG, Build Away the Barriers, redevelopment plan,

The Västerås Travel Center was designed as part of the 3B — Build Away the Barriers, a redevelopment plan that will transform the 17 acres surrounding the existing railway into a series of engaging civic spaces. The curving roof, the uplifted corners of which mark the entrance and exit, will unite the mixed-use spaces within the platform.

BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, Västerås, Västerås Transit Hub by BIG, Build Away the Barriers, redevelopment plan,

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“Like a continuous thin sheet, the roof is gently lifted at its four corners, wrapping the city’s vehicular infrastructure in multiple layers of public program and urban spaces. These four corners create welcoming entrance points, inviting travelers and visitors inside,” says BIG. “Restaurants, cafes, bike parking, retail and other facilities are organized alongside train, bus and car traffic to support the free flow of public life through the building and out towards the city to nearby Lake Malaren.”

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Via ArchDaily