If it’s not the destination that counts but the getting there, then transportation architecture and infrastructure represent the high altar of creative and planning endeavour. Transport projects have to function both on a utilitarian level as spaces that process (as it were) their users efficiently and safely, and on a rhetorical one – they seek to communicate the pride and aspiration of their geographical context. Think the first impressions you get when stepping off a train in a foreign city.
View all of this against the backdrop of the seemingly unstoppable phenomenon of urbanisation globally and you’ll see why architects are increasingly viewing these kinds of projects as the last word in prestige. So, in this edition of our new-look Architonic Newsletter, we survey a number of noteworthy and recently completed rail and metro projects internationally. Tickets, please.
Contents in brief:
Event Agenda April 2016
Architonic Photo Tours: Light + Building 2016
Station to Station: new transport architecture
Material Tendencies N° 15: Doshi Levien
Further Articles from the Architonic Magazine
Inspiring Search Results N° 51: Bus Stop Shelters
Inspiring Spaces N° 43: Hotels
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for March 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.