Fully circularly built stations in 2050: that is what ProRail, NS Stations and Bureau Spoorbouwmeester stand for together. Via the What-if-Lab: the Circular Station, we called on designers to draw up a plan. The result: promising circular designs from four Dutch studios.
With this What if Lab we have taken a new step in the search for innovative ideas, concepts and designs for circularity at small train stations. We explicitly asked the designers to look beyond the current regulations and solutions.
This What-if lab has resulted in three circular designs from four Dutch studios:
• Het Natuurlijke Station (The natural Station) of Welling Architects and Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven
• Bioreceptive Stations of Scape Agency
• Expeditie Circulair (Circular Expedition) of Bygg Architecture & Design
We are very enthusiastic about these innovative design concepts and want to test them in current station projects and eventually apply them in the construction of new stations. This way we are taking major steps towards full circularity in 2050 together with the market.
We are also launching the Circular Station platform, on which we present our circular vision, ambition and projects in one place. This platform will continue to exist after the Dutch Design Week 2020 and will be supplemented with new insights, new projects, project updates and (online) events.
So, keep an eye on this platform.
(Click on the Platform button below the video.)