Description Change this. Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (French: Aéroport Lyon Saint-Exupéry), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is the. The Lyon-Satolas Station is the terminus for the TGV trains connecting the airport to the city of Lyon, 30 kilometers to the south. The almost forty. Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station The Population of France – 63 million West of France is United Kingdom and the city of London – French %, rapidly.

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The building’s most striking profile, based on two converging steel arches meters long and 40 meters high. Santiago Calatrava Philip Jodidio.

The service building adjacent to the aitport hall, and on its east side, has in the basement locker room for station personnel, equipment rooms and area distributions. Rajlway, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I came out with an inspiration of bird as well, but more like a landing-flying eagle.

Lyon-Satolas Airport Train Station, Lyon France – Architecture Revived

This site uses cookies. Calatrava insists this was not its origin: And I think this is really important to me to learn more about using principles and elements into my design works. In the contest clients, French Railways SNCFRegion Rhone Alpes and Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry CCIL made it clear that besides being easy to use should become a symbolic and attractive building that represents the gateway to the region and would be part of a campaign to promote trade through improved transport.

From the Main Hall, triangular, where all services the airport and TGV station is located, leave two domes of glass and steel like wings that connect to the train platforms.

Adjacent to the hall a service building, made of concrete with a steel and glass wall facing the central hall is located.

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Railway Station at Lyon-Satolas Airport

The Exterior Views- two converging steel arches meters long and 40 meters high. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Leave a Lyn-satolas Cancel reply Enter your comment here In this sketches not only show his interest in overall form and shape, it also shows the problem of solar heat gain through the structure.

Compare his sketches and actual building, they are almost identical in terms of both form and engineering. The progressive narrowing creates dynamic feeling, and to evoke a strong image of flight, he uses the design of the overhead skylights.

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A small piece of land to the west is put aside for future expansion. From this hall you will pass a large corridor on the platforms and tracks, with a length of meters which runs north-south, parallel to these and covered with a structure that can be interpreted in different ways: The building is mostly a combination of concrete and steel.

Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry

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Originally in the side of the central four-way crosswalk were constructed, two on each side, covered by a lattice of concrete were added but then other two outside the lobby.

The structure of almost forty meters high steel and concrete is the metaphor of a huge bird that stretches out its wings, covering or protecting the railway. Transverse bracing members vary in size and assembled four by four along the core tubes. The Lyon-Saint-Exupery, initially called Satolas station is the terminus of the TGV trains connecting the airport with the city of Lyon, 24 kilometers south, the first airport that connects directly to the European System of Trains High Speed.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. But, not even about wings or beak or landing action. The exterior and interior looking gives me dynamic feeling, he designed with several strong elements and principle into the project- Symmetrical balance of the V-Shaped abutment, Rhythm of the ceiling crowds, and the line of the roof.

TGV railway station, Saint Exupery airport, Lyon Satolas, France Stock Photo: – Alamy

The closest parking for the TGV station is car park P6. This structure of concrete and steel, can also be interpreted as a cap or helmet mythical heroes appearing in numerous drawings of Santiago Calatrava, or other recurring basis the architect as human eyes with large eyelids, eyelashes and eyebrows that highlight the way.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Steel deck is supported lobby columns forming corners of the triangular base. Calatrava channels and informs crowds eailway rhythmic repetition through the configuration of the building, which he wants to substitute for using signs within an undistinguished enclosure.

Books and other web sites Click the book title to view and to order direct from. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The main hall is triangular and its backbone is formed by three arches braced together by diagonal beams that rest on a stxtion mass raised on the east side and two supports integrated with lift towers on the west side.

Concrete bridges, stairs, escalators and glass elevators provide access to the platforms.