Arnhem Central Station
The new Transfer Terminal at Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands has been completed. The station is expected to establish Arnhem as an important node between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Architects UNStudio aimed to blur distinctions between the inside and outside of the terminal by continuing the urban landscape into the interior of the transfer hall, where ceilings, walls and floors all seamlessly transition into one another.
The structure of the roof and twisting column was made possible by abandoning traditional construction methods and materials. Much lighter steel replaced concrete and was constructed using boat building techniques on a scale never before attempted.
The use of ‘V-walls’, a load-bearing concrete structure that absorbs the differences in the required grids and provides daylight to the below-ground levels. The spaces between these elements form the public access from the underground car park to the other components.
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