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

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his 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.

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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