Stations are the meeting point between trains and travellers, and few are the projects where the complexity and needs for dialogue between different disciplines are greater. First of all, railway functionality needs to be resolved, in many cases with serious restrictions imposed by trains arriving at stations underground. Then, the mobility of travellers must be addressed. Finally, the connection must be made between means of transport, traffic flows and mobility. And all this must be consistent with the architectural design and the special characteristics intended for each station.
As we can see, these are jobs in which our work is hugely important, because we have to deal with multiple conditioning factors. We must provide high-value responses and assure the proper functioning of these complex spaces. And our solutions must also have the least possible impact on the railway and architecture projects. For these projects we always set up multidisciplinary teams to have a global view and arrive at a single solution, which is always much better than tackling each aspect individually.
Stations such as Matiko, Plaça Espanya, Llacuna, Glorias, Urquinaona, Sanabria, Deba, Reus, Balaguer, Mercat Nou, Terrassa Rambla, Valparadis y Nord, El Carrizal, Atocha, Sants, Malaga … where in many cases metro, commuter, conventional, HST services and major interchanges all coincide, are examples of how we understand projects of this kind.