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  7. Arnhem Central Platforms / UNStudio

Arnhem Central Platforms / UNStudio

  • 01:00 - 24 May, 2012
Arnhem Central Platforms / UNStudio
Arnhem Central Platforms / UNStudio, Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman

Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman +5

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    UNStudio, Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté and Marc Hoppermann, Marc Herschel, Derrick Diporedjo, Kristin Sandner, Rein Werkhoven
  • Engineering

    Movares
  • Client

    ProRail, utrecht
  • Contractor

    DAM-Dura Vermeer
  • Dimensions

    4 platform roofs of approximately 210 metres long, with varying widths from 9-14 metre
  • Structure And Materials

    steel, aluminum and cold formed glass roofs
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman

From the architect. In terms of scale, we typically feature massive projects by UNStudio - such as their Kutaisi Airport, planning scheme for Union Station, and grand performance venues - which all bring the contemporary aesthetic of Ben van Berkel to meet the projects’ respective programmatic and contextual demands.  Recently, van Berkel’s team has crafted a covering for the Netherlands’ central rail line, bringing their elegant touch to a structure blanketing four train platforms measuring 210 meters in length.

Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman


Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman

The number of passengers passing through Arnhem Central continues to grow, as the station converts several regional routes and high speed trains to Germany.  The increase in user flow has placed stress on the existing railway infrastructure which is now being substantially revitalized.

Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman

As part of this effort, UNStudio has designed platform roofs to replace the existing coverings, and cover a new added fourth platform.  Working off the idea of providing a sense of light and space, large roof lights, the glossy white materiality and abundance of glass provide an open atmosphere.

Courtesy of  UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of UNStudio. Ronald Tilleman

The elevated footbridge is fully integrated with the design, connecting the different platforms to each other and with the north entrance of the train station. The electrified system has also been integrated into the roof structure, giving a uniform appearance across all platforms.

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Airport librarian · May 31, 2012

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