Graz central station, with 30,000 travellers per day, is one of the most important transport hubs in Austria, and it‘s importance will be increasing further in the future. This will require extensive building work, which is combined under the Graz Central Station 2020 project. The design for the new roof and the platform access is by Zechner & Zechner, Vienna. They were already busy with planning for Graz station, including construction of the local transport hub on the plaza and a shopping centre. 150 Meters of Art A new passage provides access to all platforms, but also provides a connection to the area of the city on the other side of the tracks. The impression of length of the tunnel is reduced by creating width, good artificial lighting, and, most importantly, by installing a 150m long artwork by Peter Kogler, in the form of glass cladding with large printed areas, making the passage a very special exhibition space. The art wall is a continuation of the instal- lation in the station hall, begun in 2003, also by Peter Kogler.
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