The new Transportation Hub for Santiago de Compostela is faced with the challenges of connecting the city and its periphery in an area where the emergence of the railway had actually rendered an unconnected, unevenly occupied territory, and, on the other hand, assuming its role as the gate and first impression of the city for the vast amount of visitors which will arrive at Santiago by train. Two main criteria were followed: One urban, related to the project as a whole, other architectural, regarding the station building and its access. In architectural terms, our proposal for the Station consists of a bridge-like building to which private transportation means access from a ‘Mobility Platform’, whereas pedestrians, public transport users and cyclists access from the ‘Station Square’. The building gazes over the stunning views of the southern, natural surroundings from this Urban Balcony, naturally establishing a pedestrian connection between the ‘Station Square’ and the ‘Clara Campoamor Square’.
Víctor Lacima, Blanca Sánchez, Ana Torres, Mikel Martínez, Andreas Kalstveit, Eric Lilhanand, María Rius (HA) Gabriela Hombravella, Javier Rubio (RAS)