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Metropolitan Station 20 by Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates

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Metropolitan Station 20

Project: Metropolitan Station 20
Designed by Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Website: www.znarch.cn
Metropolitan Station 20 in Sofia is work of Boston based practice Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates. For more images and architects description continue after the jump:

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The sun penetrates down through sculptural skylights illuminating the entire station in a warm glow. The use of daylight as an architectural element assists orientation for passengers and provides a sense of security. It allows for the atmosphere of the station to be transformed by the color of the sky. Underground the station is efficient, easy to read and comprehend through its organized masses. The descent down to the metro is designed as an elegant, modern addition to the street life above. Public access areas on B1 contain places to sit, shop, and dine. Open to all, this level has direct access to both sides of Obikolna Street through a new pedestrian underpass. Ticketed areas on B2 including the platforms are separated by a series of turnstiles that lead to zones of vertical transportation.

This design demonstrates a spatial coherence between the two worlds above and below. Gracefully shaped glass geometries define a modern sculptural addition to the outdoor-indoor environment. During the day the outside is brought into the station and at the night the glowing illumination from within becomes part of the street scene.

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