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WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category

Monday 08 Dec 2014
 

WAN Transport Award 'Future' winner

 
WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category by WAN AWARDS
Images: ABAKO arkitektkontor AB + JSA Architecture Ltd 
 
WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category by WAN AWARDS WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category by WAN AWARDS WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category by WAN AWARDS WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category by WAN AWARDS WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category by WAN AWARDS WAN Transport Award Winner - Future Projects Category by WAN AWARDS
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08/01/15 G, Gothenburg
Gothenburg traffic planning has been a disaster since the middle of the 20:th century. The city has developed to a car totalitarian desert. The West link and other projects supporting walking, bicycling and public transport is a start to a change. The west link has been projected since 2002 and was supported by 85 % of the elected political parties in the last election in 2014. Opinion polls also shows that the population is positive to the project. The west link will finally give Gothenburg a effective local and regional rail system like many other cities in Europe.
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14/12/14 Alf T, Goteborg
This project screams inefficency, high cost and undemocratic actions of the politicians.
How you can award a station in a project that most of people in Goteborg do not want to be started is for me a question.
The environmental issues that this the tunnel in the mud and its station in HAGA creates is huge.
It might look fantastic on photoshoped pictures but hopefully it will not be reality.
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13/12/14 Anders, gothenburg
horrific that a project destroying the environment can get a prize while not even finished or even started to being buildt... this is a project outmost for politicians not for people.. every serius aspect about this project screams inefficency and high cost and also the saftey aspects of this project is reguarded of the firedepartment as dangerous and will cost lives if used....

a total meltdown of knowhow and costefficency is a fact.. horrific..
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Editorial

Haga Station in Gothenburg takes the title 

A big congratulations to ABAKO arkitektkontor AB and JSA Architecture ltd. who have won the Future Project sub-category in the 2014 WAN Transport Award with their design for Haga Station in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Haga station is one of three underground stations on the proposed West Link rail project crossing central Gothenburg. Assessing the Future Projects were Jack Robbins, Principal at FXFOWLE; Anthony Leslie, Vice President at HOK; Jennifer Marmon, Founding Partner of Platform for Architecture + Research; and John Martin, Associate Principal at AECOM.

All of the panel were impressed with how well the design addressed challenging natural, historic and technical issues. The Haga Station will be constructed 25-30m below ground in a highly sensitive urban environment, directly under a historic park with many mature trees, a 19th century church and the University of Gothenburg’s original library.   

Jack Robbins summated the design as ‘clean, elegant, and well organized with nice attention to daylight’. Jennifer Marmon was also very taken with the project, adding: “I also think this is innovative spatially and geometrically.

The alignment also passes under the old city moat and cuts through the remains of 17th Century fortifications. There are three entrances: one in the south is to be integrated into a new university building; and two in the north which will provide interchange with tram and bus services, as well as access to the city centre. Construction will start in 2016-2018 and the railway is expected to be operational in 2026.

John Martin noted: “There are extremely challenging natural, historic, and technical issues to overcome. Getting daylight deeply into the entrances is good, especially in a locale where daylight can be at a premium.”

Thank you to our judges for taking the time to share their knowledge and thanks to all who participated in the award this year.

Sarah Hammad
WAN AWARDS Co-ordinator

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