13-01-2004

Foster & Partners
Canary Wharf Station, Jubilee Line Extension, London, 1993

Norman Foster,

London,

underground,

Steel, Glass,

The Jubilee Line connecting Southbank with the East End is Great Britain's most important infrastructure, mainly because of the advanced technology employed in its construction.
Norman Foster Projects:
Chesa Futura, Switzerland, 2000
The Bexley Business Academy
New City Hall, London
National Police Memorial
New high speed railway station in Florence, Italy
The Architect's Studio
Great CourtBritish Museum, London



Foster & Partners<br> Canary Wharf Station, Jubilee Line Extension, London, 1993 It was immediately apparent to him that the job did not mean giving life to a new transportation system, but emphasising the extension of the existing system.
As each station was different, Paoletti assigned a different architect to design each site, with different amounts of funding.
The project required large, easily legible spaces, making the most of natural lighting to make travellers feel at ease. In addition, it was important to provide clear, easy, direct routes for passengers; there had to be enough escalators, grouped together in sets of at least three. Finally, it was necessary to construct a large number of protected emergency routes and glass screens on the platforms of stations between Westminster and North Greenwich.

In view of the vast scale of the project, Paoletti asked his team to come up with rough spaces and structures with no elaborate finishes: this was not the place for bold statements.

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