The architects aimed to design a station that would reflect the city’s history while providing a contemporary space “that makes it clear to visitors that they have arrived in Delft.” The glass facade reflects the sky and references vernacular window designs that can be seen throughout the city. It is made out of panels of fused glass with lens-like spheres.

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The form of the building is meant to provide energy efficiency. The lowered roof lines create a gradual transition between the adjacent Wester Quarter and the small-scale architecture of the city center. The large volume features incisions that replicate the pattern of alleyways and courtyards that exist in the city.

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