Paris is expanding, and city planners have selected Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates’ bid to design a new station to serve a new stretch of the Paris Metro.
Dezeen reports that the station will be located in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis, north of the city’s core. The station will act as a main interchange for a metro extension that will circuit around the capital.
The project will include shops, a library, and a business center in addition to the platforms and transit areas. The building will be 45,000 square meters with nine stories, four of which will be below ground.
Composed of wedge-shaped tiers out of glass and steel, the edifice pays homage to rail tracks, the architects say.
A large pedestrianized building will surround the structure, and it will include sections for green space. Sloping terraces that lead to roof gardens will run around the exterior of the three upper floors.
"The station will be a new centre of the city, and its complementary programme will bring about a dynamic social and cultural dimension to the district of Pleyel," the architects say.