mecanoo elevates intertwined bridges for moroccan station proposal
 
mecanoo elevates intertwined bridges for moroccan station proposal
dec 10, 2014

mecanoo elevates intertwined bridges for moroccan station proposal

mecanoo elevates intertwined bridges for moroccan station proposal
all images courtesy of mecanoo

 

 

 

following the conclusion of a recent design competition, where no winners were selected, dutch practice mecanoo has revealed their proposed design for a new railway station in morocco. strategically positioned at the intersection of a series of important routes, the ‘rabat agdal’ transport hub would not only serve as the gateway to the country’s capital city, but also as a destination to live, work and play.

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the entire structure serves as a complex bridge, allowing pedestrians to cross from one part of the city to another

 

 

 

thorough the creation of an elevated passageway that connects multiple access points, the entire structure serves as a complex bridge, allowing pedestrians to cross from one part of the city to another. suspended above the rail lines, the intertwined network of routes combines space for transport, recreation, culture and work.

mecanoo rabat agdal train station morocco designboom
public activities, such as shopping, cultural facilities and hotels, are directly connected to the station

 

 

 

located on the project’s main axis, the passenger hall creates a strategic crossing point and an inviting meeting place for congregation. within the design, public activities, such as shopping, cultural facilities and hotels, are directly connected to the station, while housing accommodation is located at the north edge of the site, merging with the surrounding residential developments.

mecanoo rabat agdal train station morocco designboom
the intertwined network of circulation routes combines space for transport, recreation, culture and work

 

 

 

by concentrating the area for travelers, public program and pedestrian connections within the elevated canopy, the ground level can be used to improve the existing public space, resulting in a landscaped public sphere with sports fields, markets and gardens. rooftop solar panels ensure passive climate solutions, while the open nature of the suspended station is naturally cooled by air currents flowing through the site – consequently minimizing the need for mechanical cooling.

 

 


rabat agdal train station proposal in morocco
video courtesy of mecanoo

mecanoo rabat agdal train station morocco designboom
an aerial view of the proposed scheme

mecanoo rabat agdal train station morocco designboom

mecanoo rabat agdal train station morocco designboom

  • These guys at mecanoo continue to impress! Great design.
    Congrats Francine Houben for such great office

    Robert Shiller

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