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Construction underway for Zaha Hadid Architects-designed new Dnipro Metro stations in Ukraine
Ukraine Architecture News - Feb 03, 2022 - 13:58 1640 views
After excavation and engineering works on the city’s metro line started in 2016, construction work has finally started on Zaha Hadid Architects' on the three new stations for Dnipro Metro.
The three new stations, including Teatralna, Tsentalna and Muzeina, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, will connect the residents, businesses, cultural and academic institutions in Dnipro’s eastern districts with the city centre and the Dnipro-Holovnyi railway terminus.
The three stations plan to deliver its passenger services in 2025.
Zaha Hadid Architects-designed new metro line aims to reduce traffic congestion in central Dnipro, while the metro line extension will also provide the parks, beaches and recreational facilities on the banks of the Dnipro River in the east of the city. This will enable an easy access from the city centre.
"The city of Dnipro has a long history as a centre of excellence in engineering, metallurgy and manufacturing," stated Zaha Hadid Architects.
"These rich traditions are echoed in the welded steel entrance pavilions of the city’s new metro stations."
The design of the stations reveals ZHA's traditional architectural language, form and geometry, while the pavilion-like structures draw strong references from Dnipro's local foundries. The stations intend to showcase the city's expertise in steel craftsmanship.
The stations are made of thin structural shells which are constructed from recycled steel from Dnipro’s local foundries. Each pavilion, situated in a new plaza, creates sculpted forms and fluid geometry.
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Each station will have a unique ticket hall dedicated to its own identity, with the interior concourses, corridors and platforms that share a cohesive formal and spatial logic that gives the Dnipro Metro a strong identity.
"Defined by concepts of intuitive navigation, the interiors are designed to orientate and direct passengers through each station while enhancing their experience to ensure safe, comfortable and enjoyable transport across the city," added Zaha Hadid Architects.
The three new deep level stations of the Dnipro Metro line extension are integral to the city’s ongoing programme to upgrade its transport network.
Project name: Dnipro Metro Stations
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Design: Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Project Director: Manuela Gatto
ZHA Project Architect: Yevgeniya Pozigun
ZHA Project Team: Seungho Yeo, Tommaso Casucci, Mark Winnington, Elena Scripelliti, Federico Borello, Garin O’Aivazian, Veronica Erspamer, Branko Svarcer, Catherine McCann, Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Olga Yatsyuk, Jose Pareja Gomez, Jung Yeon Kwak, Li Jin, Nicolas Turchi, Shajay Bhooshan, Vishu Bhooshan, Aiste Dzikaraite, Veronika Ilinskaya, Houzhe Xu
Client: Dnipro City Council
Contractor: Limak Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. [Turkey]
Structures: Schlaich Bergermann Partner SBP [Stuttgart]
Façade Engineering: Eckersley O'Callaghan EOC [London]
Architectural Lighting: Office for Visual Interaction Inc. [New York]
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