07/31/2013

Riyadh Metro Station design

 

Wordlesstech
31 July 2013
Zaha Hadid is the winner of the competition to design Riyadh metro station. It’s a part of major redevelopment bordering the King Abdullah financial district in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh Metro Station design

Wordlesstech 

31 July 2013


Zaha Hadid is the winner of the competition to design Riyadh metro station. It’s a part of major redevelopment bordering the King Abdullah financial district in the capital of Saudi Arabia.
The 20,434 sq. m. King Abdullah Financial Disctrict Metro Station will serve as a key interchange on the network for Line 1, as well as the terminus of Line 4 (for passengers to the airport) and Line 6 of the new Riyadh Metro.

“The design places the station at the centre of a network of pathways, skybridges and metro lines envisaged by the KAFD master plan. Connectivity diagrams and traffic across the site have been mapped and structured to clearly delineate the pedestrian routes within the building, optimize internal circulation and avoid congestion. The resulting configuration is a three-dimensional lattice defined by a sequence of opposing sine-waves (generated from the repetition and frequency variation of station’s daily traffic flows) which act as the spine for the building’s circulation. These sine-waves are extended to the station’s envelope and strictly affiliated to its internal layout, translating the architectural concept to the exterior.”

design:zaha hadid architects
project director:gianluca racana, filippo innocenti
project architect: fulvio wirz, gian luca barone
design team: alexandre kuroda, fei wang, lisa kinnerud, jorge mendez-caceres
structural engineer: buro happold
services: buro happold
transport and civil engineering: buro happold
fire engineering: buro happold
façade consultant:newtecnic
cost consultant: davis langdon
size: 20,434 m2
levels: 4 above ground 2 below ground (car parking)
metro lines served: line 1, line 4, line 6,
skybridge access to monorail (6 train platforms)