Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

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Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Spanish architects Rstudio have designed a combined metro station and park in Alboraya near Valencia.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

The new stepped park offers views into the semi-submerged station through large strip windows.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Escalators bring passengers down from a single-storey entrance hall to the underground platforms, where trains depart for the city centre.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Seven grass-covered terraces descend from the street towards the station entrance.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Walls and windows in and around the station are decorated with red, blue and yellow stripes to aid passenger navigation.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

The old above-ground station located next to the site has been converted into a cafe while a pedestrian pathway replaces the old tracks.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

This project is the second train station to be featured on Dezeen this year, following a metro station in Naples filled with sculptures and graphic artworks - see all our stories about railway stations here.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Photography is by David Frutos.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Here's some more information from the architects:


Palmaret train station
Alboraya

The new train station of Alboraya-Palmaret is built together with a big park, which stands out the new platform in a natural manner.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

The park has an approximated surface of 6.000 square meters. It has seven platforms in different levels, and leads us from the street to the hall of the new station.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

We can find in it rest areas, as well as children’s playground under the shadow of a large number of tress of different species.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Through the projected intervention over the old Palmaret station, we can highlight that most of the old platforms have been removed. In this way we can connect the new park with the Horchata Avenue.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

Considering the indoors of the new station, two important areas have emerged. The first one, a big Hall with views to the park, leads us in a natural way to the second area, the platform, that due to its double high gives the station a great atmosphere.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

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The building materials employed in the entire renovation gives the station as well as the park a modern image and constitutes the reference for the whole Alboraya district.

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

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Year: 2010
Development company: G.T.P. Ente Gestor de Infraestructuras
Builder: Ute Metro 3 Alboraya. Ezentis. Aldesa Ortiz e Hijos
Collaboration: Eg Ineco (manager engineering)
Alfonso Peris (landscape)
David Frutos (photography)

Alboraya-Palmaret metro station by Rstudio

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