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BUILDING
 
 
Estación del AVE
High Speed Train Station
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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DESCRIPTION
 
Foster + Partners Orense StationThe high-speed AVE train station is located over the existing track level and integrates a bus station and parking area below. Above ground, the station’s presence is discreet and transparent, with glazed facades that allow views through to the mountains beyond. The concourse is sheltered beneath a sequence of lightweight roof canopies, which rise in a sweeping arc over the station and extend to shade the plaza and entrance to the park. The underside of the roof is reflective to bounce daylight down to the platforms, and between each canopy is a glazed, linear opening.

The park extends from the station plaza and is intersected by pools of water and a formal network of pedestrian walkways, which echo the alignment of the tracks and connect the streets of Barrio del Puente to Barrio Veintiuno.

The design combines transport infrastructure with a new park, which will create a major new public space in the city and open up pedestrian links between the districts on each side of the tracks.
Foster + Partners Orense Station

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Text and images courtesy by Foster + Partners
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Galizia [Galicia]
Province
Orense / Ourense
Town
Orense / Ourense
Address
Avenida de Marin, Avenida de Santiago, Avenida de Rio Arnoia
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Transport buildings and structures
Railway stations

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Public parks
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Transport buildings and structures
Bus stations
Garages, car parking, etc.
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2011     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
2012 - 2015
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 67,000,000
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STAFF
 
Engineering
G.O.C.
Architect of record
Cabanelas Castelo Architects
 
 
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