The public transport Breda
The public transport terminal is a spatial complex with a recognisable identity as a station, a meaningful and self-evident point of orientation in the city. The building has been designed as a station in which a substantial and complex program has been combined into a single strong recognisable form as an essential part of the city. An (inter)national train station and bus station, but also a varying diversity of other functions such as apartments, offices, retail, car parking on the roof of the building and internal and external bicycle parking, have been combined into one single complex.
The design puts the varying diversity of users on the forefront, in particular travellers. This results in clear and accessible spaces of appropriate allure and with a pleasant atmosphere, plenty of comfort and maximum experience. The building is characterised by a multitude of perspectives, voids and openings, which allow daylight deep into the building and enables the substantial building to be experienced as a single coherent building volume.
The public transport terminal is the centre point of an ambitious urban development in which a former industrial area and marshalling yard is transformed into a vibrant new urban quarter. The complex is a perfectly integrated part of and for the city of Breda: characterful and firmly interwoven with the surrounding buildings.
Photos: Rene de Wit