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Tram Stop

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Subarquitectura
 
location Alicante
function landmark, tram station
contributed by GonzaloHerreroDelicado

This project was the result of a competition organized by the regional train company, FGV, for a new kind of tram stop that would be innovative, eye-catching and serve to give tram travel a fresher image. It included the design of the surrounding plaza, giving Subarquitectura the opportunity to turn a traffic node into a public space. Their design consists of a fractal access system, deformed on either side to accommodate the existing trees, which gives travellers 32 different ways of approaching the platform. Here, two open boxes (36 m long, 3 m wide, 2,5 m high) appear to float above the travellers' heads. The entire tram stop is made of steel; this is an isotropic material in both conception and construction. The steel allows the boxes to float on only 2 supports, creating a unique and magical sequence for approaching travellers. The boxes are perforated by 800 holes, which transform the boxes into giant lamps at night, as the light from internal luminaires shines through them.

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Subarquitectura says:
New Video about the Parametric Romantic Garden : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFHwj6dagKI
20-Jan-12
Sam says:
Seeing the tram stop from birdseye view, is absolutely amazin'! Must of taken some real ideas into account, there could be some issues involving the weather though, either way, its a very good piece of work
19-Jun-09
Naomi says:

Amsterdam, Netherlands 05-Jun-09
Mike says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxZMWe_4FDg

Here is a making of video...
05-Jun-09
Interior_Designer says:
It turned out to be one of the most attractive tram stops. the standing experience under it is non like other. No windloads for sure since the internal railings held pretty firmly.
21-Nov-08
Slab10 says:
Nice piece of work. Windload issues?
Sydney, Australia 09-Nov-07
Matt says:
It looks very cool, but I can imagine some people would not dare to walk under it.
Den Haag, Netherlands 07-Sep-07
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Tram Stop
Address
Rotonda del Deportista Sergio Cardell
Spain
Project is public!
How to get there? 'Sergio Cardell' is one of the stops on line L4.
Completion 2007
ArchitectSubarquitectura
Client FGV
 
Project ID 896
Latitude/Longitude 38°21'53N 00°25'57W
Contributed by GonzaloHerreroDelicado
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