New Utrecht Central Station houses train, bus and tram transport under one undulating roof

December 12, 2016 by  
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Utrecht Central Station, the city’s largest and busiest train station , has officially opened. Designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects , the new transit hub will house train, bus and tram platforms under one undulating roof. The waves of the roof don’t just look good, they help passengers orient themselves within the complex, with the train station under the tallest wave and the tram and bus stations housed under the lower waves. The station has been in development since 2003 as a replacement for the previous building which could not handle the rising number of commuters. Three times its original size, the new complex integrates different transport modes. Its most prominent features is the undulating roof that looks like a wave that radiates dynamic movement and helps passengers orientate themselves. Related: 6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations The highest point of the wave is above the train station, while its lowest parts on each side contain the tram and bus stations. Glass skylights provide abundant natural light and also function as smoke hatches. Strips of LED lights on the ceiling emphasize the undulating movement. The station offers views of the city as well as trains and tracks. + Benthem Crouwel Architects Photos by Jannes Linders

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Atlanta unveils first ever soccer field inside a transit station

November 21, 2016 by  
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Unveiled by nonprofit Soccer in the Streets and Major League Soccer team Atlanta United Football Club , Station Soccer will offer a new opportunity for local kids to gather and play the popular sport. Atlanta United FC, which will start playing in 2017, provided money for Station Soccer through their new Atlanta United Foundation , which they launched to make soccer accessible to people from all demographics. Related: Beautiful solar-powered soccer facility stays naturally cool in Australia’s heat Soccer in the Streets mentors kids through soccer and classroom sessions. Their after-school programs have served around 240 kids so far. Their goal is to use soccer for social change, offering an alternative for kids who otherwise might turn to gangs or drugs. The new soccer field is centrally located, easy to reach from all of Atlanta’s metro lines. Five Points is Atlanta’s largest MARTA station and is the primary point of transfer for the east-west and north-south lines. The soccer field occupies a once underutilized space in the concrete urban station, adding beauty and functionality. Atlanta United President Darren Eales said the field’s location will allow children from diverse communities to play soccer together. Soccer in the Streets Executive Director Phil Hill said in a statement, “The field will allow our organization to expand through a totally new concept in urban soccer, designed specifically for kids who live in underserved neighborhoods.” Soccer in the Streets will offer year-round free youth programming and adult leagues at Station Soccer. + Soccer in the Streets + Atlanta United Foundation Images via Atlanta United Football Club and Soccer in the Streets ( 1 , 2 )

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SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station

July 14, 2014 by  
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A new rail network will connect the southern tip of Florida to the center of the state, and SOM just revealed the latest plans for the Ft. Lauderdale Station. All Aboard Florida is a privately owned rail line that will start in Miami at the Multimodal Hub , then travel north through Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and up to Orlando. SOM is working with local architect Zyscovich Architects to design this and all the other stations. These naturally daylit and airy structures will serve as the perfect launching pads for travel up and down the Florida coast for visitors and locals alike. Read the rest of SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , all aboard florida , eco design , eco train station , florida , ft. lauderdale , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green transportation , high speed rail , rail network , Skidmore Owings & Merrill , SOM , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , train station , transit hub , transit station , zyscovich architects

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MVRDV + ABOUTBLANK Design Expansive New Transit Hub and Archeo-Park for Yenikap? in Istanbul

May 8, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of MVRDV + ABOUTBLANK Design Expansive New Transit Hub and Archeo-Park for Yenikap? in Istanbul Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: about:blank , Archeo-Park , archeological site , bus station , green space , MVRDV , neolitic dig , pedestrian plaza , rail terminal , rainwater collection , Solar Power , transit hub , Yenikapi Istanbul

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

May 8, 2012 by  
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Totally wireless, incredibly lightweight and smaller than a quarter, the Thumb-Lite is a stick-on LED that turns anything into a flashlight. If you’ve ever felt the frustration of searching for something inside your dark purse or fumbling with your keys because you couldn’t see the keyhole, this seemingly simple little gadget offers an easy solution. We recently had the chance to review the Thumb-Lite to see how it stacked up to its title as the world’s smallest and brightest stick-on LED . Read on to see what we thought. Read the rest of PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco lighting , energy saving lights , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , LED , LED lighting , LED lights , LED thumb Light , LEDs , light emitting diode , smallest stick on led , stick on LED , thumb LED light , thumb light

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