Stations – these are some of the toughest and most spectacular modern buildings. Therefore, to qualify for their design – this is a great honor for anyone, even the most famous architect. Here’s the other day competition on the railway station in the Spanish city of Ourense won the world famous company Foster + Partners.
Recently we told you about the globalist project is a huge transportation hub Thames Hub, designed by architect Norman Foster and his team. But the realization of this mega-building – business of the future. But the railway station building in the city of Ourense Spanish province of Galicia could begin as soon as possible.
After a few days ago a special committee announced the winner in a competition of projects of this facility. It turned out the company Foster + Partners. The project of Norman Foster involves construction of the station is not on the side and not at a dead end branch line, but directly above it. Thus, this structure will become a dome covering the way, and holds up to waiting rooms, offices and shopping mall. In addition, there is planned to create a bus, which will disperse buses to the city Orense itself, its suburbs and other major cities of Spain.
But the most interesting architectural design of the station in the project by Norman Foster is the plan for a park on the roof of this building. Moreover, in addition to entertainment and recreational features, this site will carry out a critical function for Ourense bridge between the two parts of the city, divided by the railroad.
This bridge, of course, will be accessible only to pedestrians. And for motorists is planned to build another bridge and road. Also in the structure of described train station.
In constructions station in Ourense is a huge amount of glass elements, the lighting inside the station was the most natural. Moreover, the inside will be a lot of mirrors, which should visually expand the space and bring sunshine even into those corners of the building, where there is no access to it.