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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Escalators lead down into the main concourse, from which wings spread out on either side above the railway tracks, with further escalators down to the platforms.

The building is most obviously expressive of a bird, symbolizing flight with even more dynamism than Saarinen’s TWA terminal in New York, the two main arches coming together at the bird’s beak. Arriving from the airport, one enters the hall from a connecting pier, arriving at the ‘back of the bird’, at an elevated level.

The building’s most striking profile, based on two converging steel arches meters long and 40 meters high. Notify me of new comments via email. The glass walls lyon-swtolas form the lobby, are formed by panels with a width of eight feet. By train, the station is served directly by TGV from Paris and other cities, and by local trains. 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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Two concrete ‘tongues’ are cantilevered like the prows of ships over the main concourse. For practical information please visit www.

Lyon-Satolas TGV Station –

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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Concrete is a natural color due to the use of a white sand area.


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Coordinates on Wikidata Articles using Infobox station with links or images inside name Commons category link is on Wikidata Articles with French-language external links All stub articles. 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.

Unlike what usually happens at the terminals of air and land transport where directions are indicated to the user through conventional signs contained in crates, Calatrava opt for a fully differentiated functionally specialized disposal receptacles indicate the identity and position of spaces through the configuration of the enclosure.

The most striking building profile is based xirport the two converging core steel arches meters long and 40 meters high. All links outside galinsky will open in a new window.

And I think this is really important to me to learn more about using principles and elements into my design works. The terminal has a total length up to meters Airport. 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.

TGV station Lyon Saint- Exupéry

Concrete bridges, railwway, escalators and glass arilway provide access to the platforms. The station is located in Satolas, France, built in Downstairs, a hallway where ticket counters and other rail services, shops and offices are located. The expressiveness of Calatrava’s structure continues inside the building as much as outside.


Calatrava insists this was not its origin: Books and other web sites. The steel parts that are part of the cover are provided with a dark hue, unusual detail in the works of Calatrava.

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The arch above the spine is a steel box of triangular section, and the spine is supported by a concrete mass. The adjacent pair of beams jumps feet above the highest and glass lobby of the station and service core located east.

But, not even about wings or beak or landing action. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. Santiago Calatrava Philip Jodidio. The main hall is triangular and its backbone is formed by stagion arches braced syation by diagonal beams that rest on a concrete mass raised on the east side and two supports integrated with lift towers on the west side.

The roof is glazed in some sections and other stuffed with prefabricated concrete sections, such as the cover over the platforms. From this gallery you can also will access the underground area services, elevators and parking.

Just looking at the exterior shapes, what do you think about the Lyon Airport Station? The main “advantage” of the station is for travellers, arriving by plane, who are travelling onwards to the east. Click the book title to view and to order direct from. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.