British photographer Luke Hayes has created a new series of images documenting Santiago Calatrava's train station in the Belgian city of Liège, which has now been in use for nearly five years (+ slideshow).
As one of three Belgian stations on the high-speed rail network, Liège-Guillemins Station is used by over 15,000 passengers every day and accommodates five platforms beneath its vaulted glass and steel roof.
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava conceived the building as a structure without facades. Pedestrian routes run underneath the building, improving connections between parts of the city previously divided by railway tracks.
"I haven’t visited Liege before and this was a breathtaking way to arrive in the city," explained Luke Hayes. "The structure is vast and cathedral-like – a typical Calatrava design."
"One of the best things about this shoot was the freedom I felt to move around the building," he added. "It's a great example of a public space. I don't think I saw any ticket barriers; people can pass through and use all the facilities."
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