A team led by the architectural firm Foster + Partners has water the design competition for Stockholm Central Station in Sweden.
The team includes Marge Arkitekter, LAND Arkitektur, Thornton Tomasetti, Ramboll, Wenanders and TAM Group.
The winning design includes the development of an integrated transport hub and the creation of a new district with mixed use.
Foster + Partners studio manager Luke Fox said: “As the world’s collective focus shifts to more sustainable ways of living, working and traveling, it’s important that we improve and redevelop our transport nodes and repair and connect the urban fabric around them.
“We look forward to developing these proposals together with Jernhusen, the Swedish Transport Administration and the City of Stockholm in the coming months.”
Stockholm Central Station was originally launched in 1871 and is located in the heart of the city. It serves as the country’s largest transport hub.
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The new district, which is planned to be built over the existing tracks, will link the surrounding streets and connect the eastern and western sides of the city.
Foster + Partners expects that the project will improve passenger connections across Stockholm.
The master plan will include the development of a new public square. With this, the new station area will be integrated with the urban fabric.
Foster + Partners noted that the design of the project is inspired by the colors and scale of the Klara blocks.
The new hub will also provide an active public sphere and better connectivity along with clear wayfinding.
In addition, the project will recreate the historic Stationsjärnvägsparken at the southern tip of the site and a natural extension of the historic central waiting hall by narrowing Klarabergsgatan’s Viaduct.
The team also plans to build an entrance hall that would combine the station’s new and historic parts. It will link Central Station platforms, City Terminal Buses and Arlanda Express trains.
The proposals also include a rerouting of the new central tunnel with Klarabergsgatan to create an underground east-west link across the site.
The companies expect that the design will enable future tunnel extensions to provide an underground connection to the City Line.
Furthermore, a new centralized logistics center is proposed west of the tracks to enable direct services for goods and sanctuary without disturbing the public above.
The project, which will take place at planning consultations in 2023, aims to double passenger capacity in Sweden’s most central location.