Design Awards 2014
A new station designed to inform passenger experience from platform to street. Internally, materials are an honest expression of galvanized steel and acid etched concrete in large format panels that describe the descent to the rail line. The stair and passageway construction has a monolithic presence as do the tall concrete structural columns containing lighting and communications fixtures.
Externally a single skin of translucent, cast glass is used as a seamless surface, presenting a greater sense of scale to the outside world while striking considered relationships with the sandstone and brickwork of the original infrastructure.
The roofscape is conceived as a designed set of peaks and valleys that reinforce the themes of the station interior. High fold lines suggest entrances and interfaces with the outside world whereas low fold lines suggest the internal worlds’ connection to the railway, ultimately describing a roofscape as a quiet memory of grander station architecture.