Astana Railway Station Proposal by LAVA

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Astana Railway Station

Project: Astana Railway Station
Designed by LAVA
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Website: www.l-a-v-a.net
Astana’s International Railway Station design coming from the drawing board of noted LAVA architects, takes the massive scope of 31,000 square meters.

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From the Architects:

Astana sits astride one of the ancient silk roads and is both a critical junction and stop within the European-Asian landmass and its vast rail networks. Astana’s International Railway Station is thus a place for special meeting and greeting.

As we enter the low-carbon age, central stations will be the green cathedrals of the future, cathedrals of movement, light and space. They are the critical point of arrival to a city, and represent a place of welcome, greeting and even celebration of society, of space. They reflect technological advancement, and transport/movement at all scales, from international to local.

As one of three critical central places within the City, the Station will be a central focus for movement, but also as a hub of activities: social, commerce, trade, work, play, meeting and greeting and an identification point for the city.

The nature of the place and structure should reflect the society that it is built in. A Green Cathedral of the Future.