Metro stations of the world

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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:31 pm

Council leader Mike Whitby said: "The Birmingham Gateway, which will support over 52 million passengers a year, demands a world-class architectural vision to embody the rebirth of New Street station.

"With the world looking on, this breathtaking design firmly places Birmingham on the international map for very high quality, daring design."

He added that the scheme would "enhance our reputation as a truly world-class city".

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=725&storycode=3122982&c=1&encCode=000000000182288f
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby Blisterman » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:27 pm

I think that idea of corporate branded stations is actually pretty good for Dublin. I'd rather be in well designed corporate stations than depressing dull concrete ones. And it'd be a good source of funding assuming they get proper money for it and don't trade it for six bicycles and some magic beans.
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby jdivision » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:45 pm

Blisterman wrote:assuming they get proper money for it and don't trade it for six bicycles and some magic beans.

lol:)
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:39 am

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storycode=3125743&c=1&encCode=00000000018592fe

Cabe calls in Sparks for Crossrail panel

24 October 2008

By Vikki Miller

Veteran to chair station review panel with Shuttleworth as deputy

Former Cabe design review chairman Les Sparks is to return to the watchdog as head of a dedicated panel overseeing the £16 billion Crossrail programme.
Les Sparks, considered a “formidable character” by colleagues, will scrutinise Crossrail designs
Les Sparks, considered a “formidable character” by colleagues, will scrutinise Crossrail designs

Sparks will team up with Ken Shuttleworth, founder of architect Make and chairman of the design review panel for the government’s £45 billion Building Schools for the Future scheme, who will take on the role of deputy chairman.

The heavyweight panel — which is also expected to include Cabe and English Heritage advisers — will scrutinise the quality of proposals on a continuous basis, starting in January.

The news follows BD’s revelation in June that Crossrail chiefs had rejected calls from lobbyists including Design for London to appoint a design champion in the mould of Roland Paoletti, who oversaw the architectural quality of the Jubilee line extension.

“The sessions will begin in January. The panel will look at the stations in central London, starting with Whitechapel station by Aedas, and then Tottenham Court station by Hawkins Brown,” a source close to the Crossrail project said. “The other stations such as Farringdon and Paddington will follow after that.”

Rob Naybour, an architect from Weston Williamson working on plans for Farringdon Crossrail station, welcomed news of the panel, and claimed it could work as well as a single powerful champion.

“Les Sparks is quite a formidable character and he has a good pedigree to do this sort of thing,” he said. “A design champion is not going to solve issues without a lot of technical support, which would be some sort of design panel.

Provided it is set up in the right way, I can’t see there is that much of a difference.”

Sparks is widely seen as a safe pair of hands. He joined the watchdog as a commissioner at its inception in 1999, and five years later was ushered in at the last minute to chair the design review panel after it was decided that Shuttleworth, who was originally proposed for the post, could have too many conflicts of interest.

Sparks has also founded a regional design review panel in the West Midlands and chairs one in Bath. Previously, he was director of planning and architecture at Birmingham city council between 1991 and 1999.

The Crossrail scheme will be 118km long, linking Maidenhead in the west via central London to Shenfield in the east. It will provide an estimated 200 million journeys a year.
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:52 am

more way out west sprawl stations
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:16 am

the departed... architecture?

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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:23 pm

a model for one entrance

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Re: Metro stations of the world

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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby shanekeane » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:40 pm

The Washington D.C. metro system is amazing. It was built in the 1970s and looks like a sci fi movie. Image

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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:55 pm

Architects’ fortunes are written in the legislation, not in the stars

The government has also amended the new planning bill so that all major infrastructure projects such as airports or new rail projects will be required to outline their design criteria from the outset. This is a huge win for the profession as this should give a stronger legal framework and statutory backing to architects.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=452&storycode=3131985&c=2
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby SlideRule » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:53 pm

Love the photos..what a diverse collection of architecture. Didn't see an index though..would have liked to know the names of the stations....
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:59 pm

more green

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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:22 am

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/content/705644?inPopup=true

who was first???
there is also a relationship between Valencia and some Russian stations
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:26 am

next going greek...
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:32 am

low ceiling version
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:29 am

stone and more stone
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:42 am

When you emerge from the art-deco-style Blanche metro station at night, it is as if someone has just switched on a blast of the cancan at full volume: the lights of Pigalle glitter all around, and there in the centre of it all is the Moulin Rouge, its rooftop red windmill twirling in the shadow of Sacré Coeur Basilica.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2009/0314/1224242841392.html

carte blanche
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:27 pm

the enormous potential of cultural tourism, which is now worth €5.1 billion a year.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/0314/1224242841538.html
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:39 pm

off the shelf...
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:34 am

on yer bike ( not on Dublin's metro )
seating arrangements?

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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:39 pm

Ex-British Rail architect James Berry, now with HOK International, said engineering-led infrastructure projects required a champion to maintain design quality because deliverability is too often prioritised.

“It’s absolutely fundamental, and [it needs to be] someone with no vested interest who is quite frankly willing to get fired for what they say,” he said.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3116427

As well as assessing the designs for the exterior of station buildings, entrances and ticket halls, the panel will also look at issues such as aesthetic quality, how the proposed buildings relate to their surroundings and quality of materials.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storycode=3136455&c=1&encCode=000000000192e067

C100 don't hold your breath:p The Russians are making us look like fools
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Re: Metro stations of the world

Postby missarchi » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:33 pm

that looks more like a development massing diagram its vauge
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