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Tram stop in Alicante / SUBARQUITECTURA

  • 01:00 - 4 June, 2008
Tram stop in Alicante / SUBARQUITECTURA
Tram stop in Alicante / SUBARQUITECTURA

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Glorieta del Deportista Sergio Cardell, Alicante, Valencia, Spain
  • Architects

    SUBARQUITECTURA, Andrés Silanes, Fernando Valderrama, Carlos Bañon
  • Structure

  • Client

    FGV - Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana
  • Contractor

  • Budget

    654.638 EURO (US $1.01 million)
  • Project Start

    September 2005
  • Area

    5.09 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Building the Tram stop was an opportunity to give back to the city a space that had been taken from it; transform a roundabout in a public square.

The frontal access to the platforms is reached in 32 possible ways trought a fractionated system of paths that get round the existing vegetation. Over them, two hollow boxes, 36 meters long, 3 meters wide and 2.5 meters high, create a floating emptiness slightly above the travelers' heads in a scale closer to the Tram than to the street furniture.

There is no distinction between finish and structure, nor between walls and roof. It is an isotropic material in its conception and construction. Eight hundred circular drillings lighten as well as provide resistance against normal strains. Light and air pass throught its pores, softening the shade and providing a breeze in the summer months while at the same time offering less resistance against the wind.

At night, they become two powerful lamps that light up the platforms directly. The benches are related to the paths, allowing the passengers to wait in contact with vegetation, lighting the route softly.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Tram stop in Alicante / SUBARQUITECTURA" 04 Jun 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Guillaume Desormeaux · January 30, 2012

Alicante is experiencing an average of 37mm of precipitation per year [;)]...

Guillaume Desormeaux · January 30, 2012 09:52 AM

37 days, sorry...
Anyway, Alicante is in one of the driest Spanish region.

fluctuatingcity · January 30, 2012

Tram stop in Alicante / SUBARQUITECTURA

newtownflaneur · March 17, 2011

RT @papawasarodeo: @GdnEdinburgh This tram stop demonstrates a "high quality of design" #edinburgh #architecture #l ...

papawasarodeo · March 17, 2011

@GdnEdinburgh This tram stop demonstrates a "high quality of design" #edinburgh #architecture #lowaspirations

Richard Z. Sirois · July 16, 2009

The two massive rectangular structures have no function! A giant waste of money and resources. I give it a 1/10 score (the lowest possible score).

Alex Leonard · August 26, 2009 03:16 AM

I think what he is referring to is the lack of rain-water shelter. Now, the holes punched on top may be glazed, but I don't see anything about that so, in essence, he has a very valid point: these tram shelters fail to provide shelter, from the rain at least, and only partially from the sun. The holes on the side serve to lower wind resistance, but the top holes do not.

Tod · August 26, 2009 01:57 AM

...have no function? Go back to school, Richard, and learn something about basic-architecture.

So I give a 0/10 score to your comment (the lowest possible)

Miguel T. · June 05, 2009

Here is a making-of video:

Heartburn Home Remedy · April 15, 2009

Hey, cool tips. I'll buy a glass of beer to the person from that forum who told me to go to your site :)

Mohammad Ataullah · January 07, 2009

Breath taking.

hippo toilet · October 20, 2008

Wow, I wish I had station like that I my country, Melbourne. : )
Melbourne tram stops are shit.

com22 · September 03, 2008

i wonder people under when it is raining

David Basulto · June 29, 2008

John, you better ask SUBARQUITECTURA directly on their website:

JOHN ORRELL · June 29, 2008


Frank the Tank · June 04, 2008

What an excellent public space work. Congratulations to the Architects, a good example to follow

Todd · June 04, 2008

Wow, I wish I had station like that I my country, Thailand. : )


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