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Maccreanor Lavington revamps Dutch metro station

Maccreanor Lavington’s has completed this £11.5 million metro station in Amsterdam

The station is one of 13 projects in the running for a RIBA EU Award, which are given to buildings in the European Union but outside the UK and are eligable for the Stirling Prize.

The scheme by the London and Rotterdam-based practice replaces a 1970s building in the Bijlmermeer district of Amsterdam near Grimshaw’s RIBA Award winning Bijlmer ArenA Station.

The ground level of the 550m² station is surrounded by a laser cut stainless steel façade with a floral design designed to let light into the building and be lit up at night to ‘be a lantern for the local neighbourhood’.

From the entrance three escalators take passengers up to the platforms above.

Site plan

Project data

Architect Maccreanor Lavington Architects
Contractor Strukton Bouw
Client Dienst infrastructuur Verkeer Vervoer, GVB, Stadsdeel Zuidoost
Contract value €14million
Interiors Maccreanor Lavington
Structural engineer Ingenieursbureau Amsterdam
M&E engineer Arcadis
Lighting consultant Sjoerd van Beers, Beersnielsen
Scale 550m²

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