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BUILDING
 
 
Centraal Station
Station area
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DESIGNER
 
 
UNStudio
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DESCRIPTION
 
Transfer Zone Arnhem comprises a coherent plan for the station area. The expansion generates 80.000 square metres of office space, 11.000 square metres of shops, 150 housing units, a new station hall, a fourth railway platform, a railway underpass, a car tunnel, storage for 5.000 bicycles and a garage for 1.000 cars.

Bus terminal and train station are combined into a new type of complex - an integrated public transportation area. The area is organised as a roofed-over, climate-controlled plaza that interconnects and gives access to trains, taxis, buses, bikes, parking, office spaces and the town centre. The new identity of the station area acknowledges the regional significance of Arnhem. More than 65.000 people pass through it every day; for many visitors the town starts here. With its central bus stops for regional and local buses and parking facilities, the station area forms the main entrance to the town. This accentuates the need for good connections to the old centre. Equally important is the urban quality of the area itself for the people who work, wait, change buses or trains, meet and shop here daily.

Transfer zone Arnhem focuses on the finding of overlapping areas of shared parameters and common values. Pedestrian movement, which is the one element that concerns every party involved in the redevelopment of the location, forms that shared element. Movement studies therefore are the cornerstone of the proposal: the analysis of the types of movement on location includes the directions of the various trajectories, their prominence in relation to other forms of transportation on the site, duration, links to different programmes, and interconnections.

The intersection of different traffic systems is reduced to a minimum to optimise pedestrian accessibility to all facilities. Light falls through from above onto the lower entrances to the station, garage and offices and creates clear and lengthy vision lines, aiding pedestrian orientation and wayfinding. Work with investors on the development of a 24-hour programme contributes to an active and safe location. Pedestrian movements, transport systems, light, construction and the distribution of the programme are fused in one continuous landscape.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Netherlands [Nederland]
Region
Gelderland
Town
Arnhem
Address
Stationsplein, Stationsplein West, Oude Stationsstraat - Willemstunnel (Nieuwe Plein, Utrechtsestraat)
 
 
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Transport buildings and structures
Railway stations
Bus stations
Garages, car parking, etc.
Tunnels

TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Urban design and urban renovation
Multifunctional areas
Areas and infrastructures for transport
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1996    
Realisation
2020
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Abitare 417, maggio/may 2002 [Olanda/Nederland], p. 182 (180-197)
"Ben van Berkel. Arnhem Station Area (Masterplan, Transfer Hall, Bus Terminal, Willelms Tunnel, Parking), 1996-2020", Lotus international 108, marzo/march 2001 [Interscambi/Interchanges], pp. 76-79
Cristiana Mazzoni, Stazioni. Architetture 1990-2010, Federico Motta Editore, 2001, pp. 256 (256-265)
Il Progetto 8, ottobre/october 2000, p. 4-5 (4-13)
AA Files 38, Spring 1999, pp. 23-36
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CLIENT
 
 
Gemeente Arnhem
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
transfer hall sq.m. 6.000
underground parking sq.m. 44.000
bus terminal sq.m. 7.500
two office towers sq.m. 22.000
Number
apartments 100/150
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners, Cecil Balmond
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STAFF
 
Project
UN Studio van Berkel & Bos
Associate designers
Sibo de Man, Tobias Wallisser
Collaborators
G. Gijzen, N. Almeida, T. van der Berg, A. Calcott, M. Johnston, N. Palz, P. Vriend, J. van Wengerden, M. Westerhuis, J. van Wijk, E. Aschkenasy, U. Bahr, O. Bormann, E. Bosman, H. Bultstra, C. Gajentaan, I. Hernandez, R. van Heummen, A. Krause, F. Loos, A. Piber, J. Rebel, Y. Tokunaga, P. Trummer
 
 
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