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Santiago Calatrava’s Liège-Guillemins Station is a Daylit Cathedral For High-Speed Trains: PHOTOS
The open station provides amazing views of the city and nearby bridge — also designed in Calatrava’s distinctive style. The station is fluid divider between the city and a nearby leafy hill, and its elegant design matches the high-speed trains it serves.
Calatrava began construction on the station back in 1996, and it has grown to symbolize the city’s renewal. Organized vertically, the building has plenty of parking levels and vehicular access for passenger pickup. The commercial retail space and ticketing offices located at the street level right underneath the tracks were also constructed from pre-cast concrete, following the building organic lines. Traveling through the Liège-Guillemins Train Station is a divine experience and finding the platforms is easy – just follow the bright light up the stairs.
Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat
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