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Aalto University Metro Station by ALA Architects + Esa Piironen Architects | Infrastructure buildings

The first phase of the western extension of the Helsinki metropolitan area subway line, the West Metro – in use since November 18, 2017 - connects Ruoholahti, Helsinki to Matinkylä, Espoo. The West Metro will service over 170,000 passengers per day. The objective that has been set for the architecture of the eight new stations along the first, and the five new stations along the second phase of the extension is to create distinctive, location-specific identities for them on both urban and interior scale. At the same time the metro will act as a link between the various urban centers of the City of Espoo and in a way create its new backbone. ALA Architects and Esa Piironen Architects have designed two of the new stations along the first extension phase: the Aalto University Station and the Keilaniemi Station. ALA is additionally working on three stations in Kivenlahti, Espoonlahti and Soukka along the second extension phase to be opened for traffic in the early 2020s. Otaniemi, t… continue

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations

Finch West station is located at the intersection of Keele Street and Finch Avenue West. The hydro corridor to the north of the station accommodates commuter parking for 347 vehicles, Passenger Pick-Up and Drop-Off with associated access roads from Keele Street. Bruce McLean, Alsop’s long-term collaborator, was appointed as artist for the station, and in this particular case the art is totally integrated into the architecture of this structure. McLean was inspired by ancient architecture – the external columns at Finch West refer to Greek caryatids and those supporting the underground roof were influenced by 6,000 year old Minorcan pillars that would have supported underground houses. The sculptural concrete forms are integrated with the supporting columns of the substation and entrance buildings, the bus canopy, and double-height columns below grade. Every visible aspect of the public space of this project aims to blend the boundaries between art and architecture. Finch West Sta… continue

Pioneer Village by aLL Design | Railway stations

Will Alsop’s practice, aLL Design, in collaboration with The Spadina Group Associates (TSGA), a joint venture of IBI Group, LEA Consulting Ltd. and WSP, have designed and completed two of six stations on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) new TYSSE (Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension). The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project will provide a critical extension for the existing TTC subway system across the municipal boundary between the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York. Pioneer Village station straddles the border of York Region, beneath the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Northwest Gate, anchoring a corner of York University Campus. The station will serve as an integrated regional transport hub serving up to 20,000 subway passenger trips daily, providing 1,881 commuter parking spaces and two separate regional bus terminals. The location is otherwise underdeveloped and it is intended that the station entrances and bus terminals will c… continue

Monorail station of Amanohasidate view land by Koichi Hankai Architect & Associates | Infrastructure buildings

It’s a large-scale renovation work of the monorail station. Because it’s a tourist facility and can’t be closed, we did construction work leaving only the existing platform. Planned with one structure to adapt to the existing law in the extension part. The main structure is steel frames, the secondary structure is wood, creating a rustic atmosphere even in large spaces. In an open space with a roof, it’s possible to cope with sudden climate change on the Japan Sea side such as wind and rain and snow. Design Team/Collaborators: Koichi Hankai Architect & Asoociates Lead architects: Koichi Hankai continue

Monorail station of Amanohashidate by Koichi Hankai Architect & Associates | Infrastructure buildings

It’s a large-scale renovation work of the monorail station. Because it’s a tourist facility and can’t be closed, we did construction work leaving only the existing platform. Planned with one structure to adapt to the existing law in the extension part. The main structure is steel frames, the secondary structure is wood, creating a rustic atmosphere even in large spaces. In an open space with a roof, it’s possible to cope with sudden climate change on the Japan Sea side such as wind and rain and snow. Design Team/Collaborators: Koichi Hankai Architect & Asoociates Lead architects: Koichi Hankai continue

Adecco by Estel reference projects | Manufacturer references

Realization of the interior design of the new offices for Adecco Spa, world leader in temporary employment. The new Milan office, on four floors, has been furnished with elements of the Italian Smart Office range: open space areas, sharing stations and relaxation areas have been added to the classic operating areas. Edoardo Moscheni continue