Saturday, 22 September 2012

LILLE - GARE DE LILLE EUROPE - INTERNATIONAL TRAIN STATION

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The train station in Lille is a part of a bigger masterplan called EuraLille by Rem Koolhas together with his OMA and AREP practices.

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 The station designed in 1994 and built by Agence des Gares ( SNCF) is directed to the city centre and was intended to serve many functions: through station for TGV and Eurostar international travelers, the bridge, the tunel , offices and many retail units.


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The building itself is a long three - level viewing terrace with glazed curtain envelope and covered with wavy metal structure roof- called the flying carpet.The key idea was to keep arrivals of train as transparent as possible in order to make it memmorable event.


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The adjoining complex of office buildings and business centre with very characteristic shoe like building was designed by Rem Koolhas himself.

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If you like to find out more about the architecture of Lille , see our previous posts below:

LILLE - CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME DE TREILLE http://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/lille-cathedral-of-notre-dame-de-treille.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/QSwUL+(ARCHITECTURE++OF+EUROPE)

LILLE - PAROISSE DU SACRE COEUR - CHURCH OF SACRED HEARThttp://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/lille-paroisse-du-sacre-coeur.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/QSwUL+(ARCHITECTURE++OF+EUROPE)

LILLE - OPERA HOUSEhttp://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/lille-opera-house-france.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/QSwUL+(ARCHITECTURE++OF+EUROPE)

LILLE - CITADEL OF LILLE
http://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/lille-citadel-of-lille-citadelle-de.html

LILLE - ST CATHERINES CHURCH -EGLISE SAINTE CATHERINE DE LILLE
http://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/lille-st-catherines-churc.html

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