THE STATION BUILDING – the Arch Inspired by the Fern and Art Nouveau
The focal point of the project is the iconic station building, designed to provide strong visual identity in the cityscape, thereby strengthening Riga’s image as a European metropolis. The inspiration for the design is the archetypal form of historic central stations worldwide - The Arch.
The station building stands apart as a new city landmark, with its striking roof canopies inspired by the Art nouveau period. The sloping canopies allow light to flow freely and evenly throughout the building, creating a concourse which is spacious and airy. On the north, the rising canopies allow a unique uninterrupted view over the historic city, creating a strong sense of familiarity to the city. Geometric features, symmetry and repetition are qualities that enhance wayfinding and provide orientation within the building landscape. The generous space, reminiscent of ecclesiastical architecture, inspires wonder as travellers enter the building – providing a memorable experience and a recognizable point of arrival and departure.
Steen Enrico Andersen
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