This is my graduation project for Station Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Station Nijmegen has a surface area of circa 2 Hectares and perfectly designed for logistics, rather than the pedestrians. The area had so many little by little design revisions which led to a incoherent public space. Nijmegen is building some new amazing spaces, but the station has somehow been left behind.
L to R: Three areas, No sight, Barriers, Busroute
L to R: Pedestrian route, Sitting area/city beginning, Different architectual styles, Scale
The station is made for dinosaurs, not for humans
The most important aspects I wanted to focus on are making a pedestrianfriendly cityspace, an intuitive wayfinding towards the city, follow trough with one existing architectual style, and bringing back the size of the square to a humane scale. This is brought to life trough a few principles.
Creating height differences to make smaller spaces
Using the existing architecture to layout a grid, which gives room for arrangement of the square
Grid taken from the existing architecture
Relaxing and functional area
Green/shadow and sunny/open areas
Watersystem, everything flows to the Oasis, where is being reused
airconditioning and smelltransfer with the windcatcher principle
New functions, sight, and walkingroute
Heightened busstation and route
In the Oasis
Oasis from groundlevel
Arrival on the station from the city
Section functional sunny area
Arrival from trainstation