Liége is a
major node in the European high speed rail network; an indispensable link
between London, Paris, Brussels and Germany.
Liége Guillemins station will link two very distinct areas of Liége,
previously divided by the railway tracks, the north side towards the city, a
typical run-down 19th century urban area, and the Cointe Hill to the south,
a landscaped residential area.
for the design is transparency and an urban dialog with the city.
Transparency is translated by the monumental vault, constructed of glass and
steel, with its soaring canopies extending 145 meters over the five
platforms. The huge glass building replaces the traditional facade and
establishes a seamless interaction between the interior of the station and
is organized vertically: Towards the Place de la Gare the rail platforms
and the access footbridge stack over 3 levels. Towards Cointe Hill, ten
meters above, there are five levels; three parking levels, a vehicular
access deck linking with the footbridge, and a raised pedestrian walkway.
At the Place
de la Gare level, reinforcing the urban streetscape, is a continuous strip
of commercial units.
Passenger Hall and the SNCB ticketing area are located on the main axis.
bridges and walkways under the tracks will allow for fluid communication
between the two sides of the station.
Client. Euro Liège TGV