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New Aveiro Train Station / JLLA

  • 00:00 - 14 February, 2013
New Aveiro Train Station / JLLA
New Aveiro Train Station / JLLA, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Aveiro, Portugal
  • Design Team

    João Lúcio Lopes, Gemma Vila, Paulo Gouveia, Rui Fortes, Vitor Coutinho Lopes
  • Structural Engineer

    Carlos Baptista
  • Landscape

    Gibb-Portugal
  • Area

    12000.0 m2
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Text description provided by the architects. New Aveiro Train Station – Interface - includes a variety of urban complementary interventions:
-The construction of an underground passage that provides a new link/transition between the east and west sides of the city;
-The rehabilitation and redesign of urban West marginal spaces close to the railway station;
-The reinvention of the urban front closer to the station through the design of new housing blocks in the East side of the station.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Therefore, the architectural and urban solution was based on the idea of centrality around the station, its symbolism and its multiple functionalities. The new station functions as a public equipment that despite its prime functional constraint - railway line that runs through and divides places - can create a new identity for the city's marginal zone and succeed to connect/link two urban areas: old city and marginal urban neighborhoods. 

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The station was designed as a crossing of 4 "entries", two on each side of the train track. In each of these entrances a reception outside space is placed. This arriving space has the scale and size necessary to allow the permanence of crowds, regular situation in train stations.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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Cite: "New Aveiro Train Station / JLLA" 14 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/331937/new-aveiro-train-station-jlla/> ISSN 0719-8884

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