New €14 million metro station completed in Amsterdam
London and Rotterdam- based architecture firm, Maccreanor Lavington has completed the Metro Station project. The new metro station cost €14 million to build and is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The new 550m2 station and 1,880m2 platform in the neighbourhood of Bijlmermeer started on site in 2010 and sits on the site of the original station, built in 1970.
The metro station features a ground level entrance with new escalators to take passengers up the platforms, a major improvement as the old station only had stairs. The ground level entrance provides the main foal point of the station with an elegant stainless steel façade with a floral design. The laser cut design allows plenty of natural light to flow through the entrance, helping the passenger journey to seamlessly flow from the still surroundings into the station.
In the evenings the design allows the station to be a lantern for the local neighbourhood, creating a sense of warmth on street level and creating an instantly recognisable feature for the station. The architect chose stainless steel for the external façade due to its durability and low maintenance enabling the station not to need constant upkeep.
Now completed, the station will be used by more than 100,000 people in Bijlmermeer, a vast increase on the number of users when the station first opened.
Images courtesy of Luuk Kramer
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