Gallery: Santiago Calatrava’s Liège-Guillemins Station is a Daylit Cath...

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It is sheltered by a huge vaulted canopy that rises 475 feet above its 5 platforms.

Santiago Calatrava‘s grandiose Liège train station contrasts with the city’s medieval architecture and small scale. The Liège-Guillemins Train Station is a modern icon that provides locals and visitors with access to high-speed trains that travel throughout Europe.

Made from glass, steel and pre-cast concrete, this monumental work of architecture has no façade in the traditional sense – instead it blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior. It is sheltered by a huge vaulted canopy that rises 475 feet above its 5 platforms. This glazed, transparent umbrella lets plenty of natural light in throughout the day, and it’s slightly tinted to provide protection from the sun’s harshest rays.

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  1. amaury veiga February 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Sensational!
    Gazemeer wings!

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