Oriente Station: Train Station (page 2 of 3)

Santiago Calatrava

Just as the bus terminal structures allude to the nearby sea, the glass and steel canopies over the 8 train tracks suggest natural forms--some say palm trees or lilies. In addition, this scalloped awning, 25 meters high, is also compared to the vaults of British Perpendicular Gothic churches.

The elevated train platforms

The train station platform is raised above grade so that streets could run underneath the railway. The structural elements are painted stark white.

The station from the water side as seen from the Expo site

Continue to page 3 for additional views.

Work Consulted:
Alexander Tzonis. Santiago Calatrava: The Poetics of Movement. New York: Universe Publishing, 1999.

Other buildings on this site by Calatrava include: Campo Volantin Footbridge; El Alamillo Bridge, Seville, Spain; Communication Tower, Barcelona, Spain; Milwaukee Art Museum; Sondica Airport, Bilbao, Spain.

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