Maccreanor Lavington Architects recently announced the completion of Kraaiennest metro station in Amsterdam’s Bijlmermeer district. Work on the new station began in 2010, in the area formerly occupied by a 1970 construction.
The central key to the project is the station’s relationship with the street and the market area. The architects designed a structure in which no one façade predominates over the others; all the building’s walls are made of steel panels laser cut with floral decorations.
This solution limits graffiti on the outside walls and makes the station a safe place, for the panels create a filter but ensure that the inside of the station is visible from the outside, and vice versa. By day natural light flows into the station and casts interesting shadows, while by night, artificial light filters through the panels to make the station a luminous landmark.
Design: Maccreanor Lavington Architects
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Images courtesy of Maccreanor Lavington Architects, ph. Luuk Kramer