Work underway on Ede-Wageninen station
Striking roof takes shape at new Netherlands transport hub
Work is well underway on the new Ede-Wageningen train station designed by Tenderstream member Mecanoo, which will serve thousands of daily commuters and visitors to Ede, The Netherlands. The first 12 triangles that make up part of the striking wooden roof canopy are now in place. Once complete, the new roof will consist of 23 triangles of laminated spruce beams, with skylights allowing daylight to fall on the platform and pedestrian tunnel.
The overall design for the station - a gateway to the Veluwe National Park - takes its inspiration from the surrounding topography, landscape, buildings and monuments. Together with the wooden clock tower, the roof is the station’s hallmark, covering the platforms like a canopy of leaves in order to provide shelter while letting diffused daylight enter freely. The roof cascade over the bicycle parking, retail, and station facilities, ending as the overhang of the main entrance. Materials such as wood, stone, glass and steel integrate further with the Veluwe landscape.
The station has been designed to ensure the comfort and safety of travellers, visitors and staff alike. The roof shape and the platforms’ outfitting are designed to support the sightlines and orientation of those passing through the hub. From the platforms, all transport modes are visible: the station square, buses, drop off zone, taxi rank, and bicycle parking. A large indoor parking facility has been integrated into the design, accommodating up to 6,000 bicycles.
The 15,000 sq m public transport hub – which includes 1.2 ha of landscaping - is based on an original preliminary design by Mecanoo, further developed and implemented by Royal HaskoningDHV, with EdesPoort and Vakwerk Architecten responsible for the execution and quality control.
Tenderstream Head of Research
This tender was first published by Tenderstream on 19.08.2013 here