‘Under the Cloud’ Railway Station Proposal / Arthur Kupreychuk

  • 22 Feb 2013
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Designed by Arthur Kupreychuk , the proposal for the railway station, located in Sevastopol, Crimea, , consists of a passenger terminal building and a hanging in the air cloud-canopy above it. The supporting structure of the canopy is similar to the structure of an airship. The canopy strives upward by buoyancy forces, if its average density is less than the density of the atmosphere. More images and Kupreychuk’s description after the break.

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The shell is filled with helium. Guy lines make it stiff in the space. Aluminum frame consisting of longitudinal and transverse trusses makes the external form hard, the gas is inside a rigid framework in bags (cylinders) made of a gas-tight material, facing is made of fiberglass uniform panels.

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The passenger terminal building provides the simplest and shortest routes from the station square to the platform. Both of two main facades are made as display boards, for simplicity and clarity of orientation.

Design: Arthur Kupreychuk
Location: Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine
Type: Railway station
Year: 2013

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "‘Under the Cloud’ Railway Station Proposal / Arthur Kupreychuk" 22 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=334371>