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La Coruña High-Speed Train Station

The introduction of the high-speed railway line to La Coruña presented a magnificent opportunity to reconfigure a whole new railway concept. The New Intermodal Station of San Cristóbal will respond to the needs of both citizens and travelers as well connections and operations.

The tender proposal includes the following main objectives:

  • Adapt and integrate the Intermodal bus and train station with the associated concept of Vialia, generating a central and intermodal area.
  • Allowing and encouraging the users’ exchange and connections between the different means of transport: bus, tramway, train, and private transport, taking into account and integrating the access for bicycles and pedestrians.
  • Improving the transversal connection between neighborhoods on both sides of the railway track, eliminating the current barrier effect.

This architectural response gives an elegant and coherent solution to the urban, aesthetic and functional challenges through a large intermodal lobby. It becomes a node where the connections take place between the different means of transport: trains, buses, taxis, metro, bicycles, cars, and pedestrians. Turning this space into a dynamic, functional, and fluid place, respectful of the old canopy and the pre-existence of the old railway building.


A large intermodal lobby


DATA SHEET

Place/Date: La Coruña, 2011
Client: ADIF
Budget: 150 M €
Surface: 70.000 m² (+ 12.000 m² of surroundings)
Arquitects: luis vidal + architects / RSH-Partners / Fhecor Ingeniería / Aguilera Ingeniera
Contributors: CSP - Landside - Miyarq - TRN
Project Status: Tender
Team: Eva Couto - Jugatx López Amurrio - Julio Isidro Lozano - Carlos Peña - Luis Vidal - Mario Castillo - Ignacio Mery - Sol Uriarte - Jason García - Juan Laguna - Carmen Márquez - Simon Smithson