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The design concept for the Dingpu MRT station stems from Tucheng District’s transition from an early industrial coal town into a major technological center. The curved lines found throughout the station are arced to look like the letter ‘C’ in reference to carbon, which according to the architects “implies the revolutionary progress from coal mines to high-tech carbon nanotubes.” The curved lines extend from interior—visible on the floors and ceiling—to the aboveground steel spiral tube structure at exit “B.”

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Unlike most subway stations, the Dingpu MRT station is illuminated with natural light captured through solar tubes and transmitted to underground light fixtures that symbolize light waves, halos, and radiancy. Programmable colorful LEDs line the station walls, which are also covered in white tung blossoms representative of the region. The station opened last year.

+ J.J. Pan & Partners

Via ArchDaily