The new scheme connects the station with the surrounding public spaces, creating a traffic flow echoed by the terminal’s undulating form. Curvingconcretevolumes dominate both the inside and the outside of the terminal building, with several levels creating a complex network of slip floors and ramps, resembling the iconic Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal in New York, but also drawing on UN Studio’s distinctive aesthetics.
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The masterplanincorporates office space, shops, housing units, a new station hall, a railway platform and underpass, a car tunnel, bicycle storage and a large parking garage. The new transfer hall is located at the heart of the site, with waiting areas and facilities for trains and busses, shops, restaurants, offices and a conference center.
The new station officially opens today, nine years after the start of the construction and nineteen years after UN Studio first won the competition.
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Photos by Bureau B+B and Ronald Tilleman