The winning submission for the Pont de Bondy station in Paris, which will be a station along a new stretch of the Paris Metro, has been selected. Bjarke Ingels Group and the French studio Silvio d’Ascia Architecture are the firms behind the design, which looks like a large, looping “P.”
As Dezeen reports, the new station is part of the Grand Paris Express project, a new set of lines that will extend Paris’s existing metro system by 200 kilometers. The new Pont de Bondy station will be located on Line 15, which stretches 75 kilometers and will be divided into three branches. Line 15 will act as a suburban ring route that will run along the perimeter of Paris.
Pont de Bondy station will be terracotta-colored and will loop around a covered concourse with two wings extending out from the loop at right angles. One wing passes under an overpass while the other stretches above a pool of water.
The Grand Paris Express will feature nine “emblematic stations” spread across the network. Pont de Bondy is one of the nine. The Grand Paris Express comprises 68 new stations with 37 teams of architects currently working on them. There are still three stations that have yet to have architects assigned and all the stations and lines are expected to open prior to 2030.