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UNStudio presents New Book - "Arnhem. A Station with a Twist”

Netherlands Architecture News - Oct 30, 2015 - 19:23   8280 views

UNStudio presents New Book -

new book cover-"Arnhem. A Station with a Twist” by UNStudio

all images © moka-studio, rendertaxi, courtesy of UNStudio

UNStudio celebrates the completion of Arnhem Central Station, a new book “Arnhem. A Station with a Twist” (language: Dutch) will be available in bookstores in the Netherlands from November 19th - the day of the official opening. “Arnhem. A Station with a Twist” charts the history of the redevelopment of the station and details the succession of challenges that were met during the 18 year long adventure.

UNStudio presents New Book -

Containing in-depth details about the design and interviews with the numerous stakeholders the book tells the story of a collaborative endeavor between multiple parties, the challenges they faced, the solutions they found and the courage and commitment it took to deliver the project without compromising the original design. This publication is an initiative from UNStudio, ProRail and bouwcombinatie Ballast Nedam – BAM. Plans are also afoot to publish an English version in the near future.

UNStudio presents New Book -

The Transfer hall is the central piece of the Arnhem Central Masterplan, linking different programmes and levels. The building shelters the facilities and waiting areas for the trains, trolley buses and bus station, as well as commercial areas and a conference centre, and serves as the linking hub between these transportation modes, the city centre, the Coehoorn area, the parking garage and the office plaza.

UNStudio presents New Book -

UNStudio presents New Book -

Project Facts

Client: ProRail bv
Location: Station area, Arnhem
Gross Building surface: 18,000 m2
Building volume: 76,000 m3 
Building site: 7,500 m2
Capacity: Transfers per day 110.000 

UNStudio: Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté, and Misja van Veen, Marc Hoppermann, René Toet, Kristoph Nowak, Tobias Wallisser, Nuno Almeida, Marc Herschel, Rein Werkhoven, Matthew Johnston, Sander Versluis, Derrick Diporedjo, Ahmed El-Shafei, Juliane Maier, Daniel Gebreiter, Uli Horner, Freddy Koelemeijer, Kirstin Sandner.


Engineering: Arup (Amsterdam), Van der Werf & Lankhorst
Construction advisor phase 2: BAM Advies & Engineering
Installations: Arcadis
Contractor Phase 1: Bouwcombinatie BAM Ballast Arnhem Centrum VOF
Contractor Phase 2: Bouwcombinatie OV Terminal Arnhem VOF
Fire safety: DGMR

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