Metro Donostielda by Snøhetta
Project: Metro Entrance in San Seastian
Designed by Snøhetta
Location: San Sebastian, Spain
The multidisciplinary Snøhetta leaves its signature design with Metro Donostielda created for the city of San Sebastian in Spain.
From the Architects:
Metro as a connecting element.
The building of the new metro in San Sebastian Donastia will connect the people and the different areas of the city in a new way. It will set a new standard for the future of the town and its way forward. It will offer donastiarras and visitors a new means of public transpiration, and be a part of the future pulse of San Sebastian.
Design concept. Our goal has been to design an entrance for the Metro Donostielda based on the following:
Openess. Open light structure, filter light at daytime, reflects light at nighttime Identity. Refering to marine geometry Iconic design
Flexibility. Same design adjustable to all stations.
The design is based on a continuous movement from ground level to over ground, and visa versa.
The design element goes from being a ceiling structure under ground to create a roof structure over the stairs and up over ground. The structure describes the transition between the two states and connects the city life with the metro world.
Snøhetta has also in collaboration with Snøhetta Design made a proposal for graphic design, signing, urban furniture and lighting in connection with the entrance structure.