Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond (Team A) have won an international competition to redesign the Assen railway station in the Netherlands. The winning scheme, marked by a triangular latticed canopy, is designed to reconnect the east and west side of the city with an “inviting and recognizable” transit hub.
Once complete in 2019, the newly revamp station will include a large and flexible concourse area, underground parking for 2600 bikes, three railway platforms, a new bus station and an access tunnel for pedestrians. Inside the station will be a convenience store, floral shop and support areas.
CompetitionAssen Station Redesign
Architects in ChargeNanne de Ru (Powerhouse Company) and Jeroen de Willigen (De Zwarte Hond)
Design TeamBen van der Meer, Stefan Prins, Dik Houben, Freddy Siekmans, Martine Drijftholt, Kris Schaasberg, Richard Vrijland, Martijn Korendijk, Julius Kirchert, Paul Rikken, Luca Piattelli, Rui Wang, Katarzina Klepacz
Railway ConsultantInVra Plus
PhotographsPowerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond