STATION S20

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STATION S20

COMPETITION SUBMISSION FOR AN UNDERGROUND METRO STATION
SOFIA | BULGARIA
OVA STUDIO ENTERED THIS OPEN COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF STATION 20 OF SOFIA NEW UNDERGROUND SYSTEM.
OUR DESIGN OPTION PROPOSED TO ESCAPE FROM THE TUNNEL LIKE FEELING OF MANY UNDERGROUND STATIONS BY PROVIDING A VORTEX MESH VAULTĀ  THAT ACTED AS BOTH A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT BUT ALSO AS SIGNALIZATION AND INFORMATION DISPLAY. ONE OF THE CHALLENGES WAS TO BRING LIGHT FROM THE STREET DOWN TO THE CONCOURSE AND ULTIMATELY TO THE PLATFORM LEVELS.
THIS WAS ACHIEVED THROUGH EXTENSIVE GLASS WALL INSERTED IN THE FOLDS OF THE STREET LANDSCAPE AND SLAB OPENINGS FOR PENETRATION TO LOWER LEVELS. WE INCORPORATED A RETAIL GALLERY AT CONCOURSE TO BRING ANIMATION AND ACTIVITIES TO THIS LEVEL.
2011