The world’s largest bicycle parking
Ector Hoogstad Architecten – in collaboration with Buro Sant & Co and Royal Haskoning DHV – has realised a new bicycle parking facility near Utrecht station. The large parking area offers space for no less than 13,500 bikes. Users can cycle in and out of the building using gentle slopes. This increases the comfort as well as the speed with which travellers can park and collect their bikes. Various open spaces highlight the spaciousness; sightlines to the railway and the bus station provide orientation. A great deal of attention has also been paid to the lighting and acoustics. The striking, thirty metre-high ‘trumpet columns’ support the upper square with its characteristic ‘bulb roof’ which is integral in the design.
Nominee Dutch Design Awards 2019
Photos: Petra Appelhof