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FFS Train Station District / Dominique Perrault Architecture

FFS Train Station District / Dominique Perrault Architecture
© DPA / Adagp
© DPA / Adagp

The project for the FFS Train Station District by Dominique Perrault Architecture was born from a simple action: covering the small station of Locarno-Muralto by a large balcony platform on Lake Maggiore. So, on the infrastructure, lays a large public space, the Piazza Grande, an void space that allows to freely cross the city and create a new centrality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The town of Locarno is famous for its lake and its festival for over 60 years, welcomes every evening between 7 and 8,000 visitors. Around the square, new programs can be arranged: hotel, shops, housing. Small bijou in the heart of the new place, the new Convention Center with flexible roofs that open and close as the sides of a box of paper, will double the current capacity of the festival. On this spectacular roof, may be held screenings of films having a view of the lake and Italy as a framework.

© DPA / Adagp
© DPA / Adagp

Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture Location: Locarno, Switzerland Engineering: AI Engineering (engineering) ; CITEC Ingénieurs Conseils SA (mobility), Gabriel Choukroun / Yves Krawczyk (programing consultancy) Client: FFS Federal Railways, City Council of Muralto Site Area: 25,000 m² Built Area: 57,500 m² Built Volume: 200,000 m³

Cite: Alison Furuto. "FFS Train Station District / Dominique Perrault Architecture" 30 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/224295/ffs-train-station-district-dominique-perrault-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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