Architectural award for Budapest metro stations

04_budapest stationThe twin metro stations of Fővám tér – Gellért tér in Budapest, designed by Sporaarchitects, won’s “Building of the Year” Award, 2015, for Public Architecture.
The concept of all the ten stations on Metro Line 4 was to admit as much light to the platforms as possible and to use fair-faced concrete. This concept resulted in enormous, bright and varied spaces.
The two stations connecting the two banks of the River Danube are the most spectacular solutions: a wild forest of giant reinforced concrete beams bear the loads of earth and water pressure.
Metro Line 4 opened in the spring of 2014, connecting two railway stations and serving some densely populated parts of the Buda side, which previously did not have a metro connection.

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