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  7. The Transport Hub / RYSY Architekci Rafał Sieraczyński

The Transport Hub / RYSY Architekci Rafał Sieraczyński

  • 09:00 - 15 April, 2017
The Transport Hub / RYSY Architekci Rafał Sieraczyński
The Transport Hub / RYSY Architekci Rafał Sieraczyński, © Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski

© Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    29 Listopada, 86-050 Solec Kujawski, Poland
  • Architects in Charge

    Rafał Sieraczyński, Sebastian Bocian, Aleksandra Laprus, Aleksandra Kosmala – Czarnecka,
  • Area

    1136.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Client

    Gmina Solec Kujawski

  • Structural design

    Jan Kostorz, Michał Piasecki, Paweł Olczak, Norbert Kalinowski, Wioletta Sergiel, Jarosław Wierzbicki, Leszek Stalęga
  • Sanitary systems

    Aneta Żyluk, Tomasz Liszka
  • Electric systems

    Electric systems
  • General contractor

    E-Bud Przemysłówka
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski

Text description provided by the architects. The transport hub in Solec Kujawski, completed  in June 2016, is part of BiT City - the modern high-speed rail network connecting the two capital cities of Kujawsko-Pomorskie region in Poland: Bydgoszcz and Toruń. The hub is located, more or less, in the middle of the distance between the two cities, was the last stage in the construction of the „BiT City” network.

© Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski

The design proposed by RYSY Architekci was determined by an existing landscape. Before the works began, there was an old railway platform on the top of a small hill, an undeveloped green land and an incoherent urban environment with an old railway station building from the beginning of the 20th century and a commercial pavilion with multi-family blocks from the 1970s and 1980s.

© Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski

The main idea of the project was to cover the place and it's functions (a bus station, railway platforms, a service point for travelers) under one, uniformed roof. Furthermore, the slope of the trackways was transformed into an amphitheater, a public space with greenery and seats, which gives an attractive elevation seen from the square located in the front of the hub. The bicycles stands and public toilets were hidden in the break of the slope with access from the bus stations and the train platforms.

© Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski

The transport hub in Solec Kujawski,  thanks to its simple and light form does not overwhelm the city. It is well suited to the development of the area, because it does not dominate it. Thanks to the new adaptation of the slope, adaptation to the use of travelers, thanks to the arrangement of the greenery and a clear form of all complexes, the hub has changed de facto into an urban square, a public space not only friendly to passengers but also passers-by.

© Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "The Transport Hub / RYSY Architekci Rafał Sieraczyński" 15 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/868792/the-transport-hub-rysy-architekci-rafal-sieraczynski/> ISSN 0719-8884