Calatrava's Liège-Guillemins Station in new photographs by Luke Hayes

Calatrava's Liège-Guillemins Station captured in new photographs by Luke Hayes

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).

Calatrava's Liège-Guillemins Station captured in new photographs by Luke Hayes

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.

Calatrava's Liège-Guillemins Station captured in new photographs by Luke Hayes

"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."

Calatrava's Liège-Guillemins Station captured in new photographs by Luke Hayes

See more images of Liège-Guillemins Station in the original Dezeen story.