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Lisa Baker

Level -1

Contemporary Underground Stations of the World
Print
03/2015
English
Hardcover with dust jacket
28 x 23,5 cm
192 pages
296 pictures
ISBN 978-3-03768-191-6

€ 49,90
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Haram Intermodal Station in Makkah, Saudi-Arabia (Gerber Architekten)
Szent Gellért Tér Station in Budapest, Hungary (sporaarchitects)
Whitechapel Station in London, England (BDP)
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz Subyway Station in Leipzig, Germany (Max Dudler)
Uruguai Station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo)

Tunnel systems constitute the arteries of every modern city. In increasingly densely populated and growing metropolises the underground metro system is gaining in importance. Consequently, existing underground networks are constantly expanded and improved while completely new systems are developed. 

With design, lighting, furnishing and frequently with artistic interventions, the underground complexes made of tracks, platforms and accesses have become the subject of great spatial creations. The unique combination of architecture and engineering is what makes this area of construction so exciting and that underlines the fact that the projects presented in Level -1 can be rightfully described as public transportation cathedrals.


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