Berlin Central Station
Berlin Central Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof. The central design principle is the prominent emphasis of the existing railway tracks in the urban landscape. Large filigree glass roofs as well as two bridging office buildings translate this principle with architectural means. In the central area of the station cross, which rests on a building socle, the ceilings of all levels are equipped with large openings, allowing daylight to penetrate as far as the underground platform levels, simultaneously ensuring a clear spatial orientation. Barrel vaults characterize the station hall located in a tunnel. The columns of these 'vault tables' are all centrally located on the platforms respectively between the railway tracks. The formal character of the cross vault ceilings in the north-south platform hall is also continued on the level above (text from website architects).