comfortable waiting on inviting benches

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Pilot railway station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Pilot railway station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Amsterdam Bijlmermeer
ProRail, NS Stations, Bureau Spoorbouwmeester
Year design
In cooperation with
different designers
different producers
Year realisation

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Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station (2006, Grimshaw Architects / Arcadis) is a train and metro station which is characterized by the dynamically designed covering-over of the platform. The only missing items were suitable furnishings on the platforms. Based on the dynamic character of the architecture of the station and the welcoming image of the platform roofing, the choice was made for a dynamic arrangement of the furniture and the use of warm shades of colour.

The two island platforms have been provided with new platform furniture. Both platforms contain two spacious groups of benches which have a warm, reddish, wood-tinted finish. The benches have been placed opposite each other, causing it to be an inviting place and where travellers are able to sit together. Small stainless steel tables provide extra space for luggage. The waiting places are sheltered by wide glass wind shields in which a lighting effect, which changes from blue to green, has been incorporated. One can lean against the screens.

The largest groups of benches comprise a 'newsstand' so that travellers can also have the convenience of enjoying newspapers on the platform. The stainless steel waste disposal bins provide the possibility for disposing of the newspapers separately.

At both ends of the platforms, partially beyond the covered-over roofing, there is a group of small seating elements, circular concrete poufs, which have a warm copper-coloured coating. Here travellers can enjoy a spot in the sun and a view of the city.

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