002-Station project


(1973); (01-002).
Invited competition entry

Services Performed:

– Architecture
– Structural engineering


This is one of the first projects designed by Philippe Samyn after returning from MIT.

There are influences from Torroja and Nervi in it, along with his interest in thin concrete shells, for which he did the calculations very carefully.

On top of a plinth, covering the bus station and a public car park, is a large field of umbrellas covering a public market and all of the railway facilities provided for travellers.

Each umbrella consists of a shaft, a capital and a canopy, all three in hyperboloid of revolution segments.


© Rendering: Polygon Graphics  cvba- Stijn STRAGIER
© Drawings: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS, architects & engineers


For plans sections and elevations, please refer to the archives section of the site available from the “references” menu.

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