Ljubljana Railway Station Hall Building, SADAR+VUGA Architecture Design, Rail Development Images

Ljubljana Railway Station Hall

25 April 2022

Design: SADAR+VUGA

Aerial view of the Ljubljana Railways Station Hall building:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall, Slovenia

Ljubljana Railway Station Hall Design

Aerial view of the Ljubljana Railways Station Hall:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall, Slovenia

The upgrade of the railway infrastructure in the area of the Railway station Ljubljana consists of a new railway station hall, the reorganization of passenger and freight tracks with new covered platforms, refurbished and expanded underpassage, renovation of the early 20th century station building and the new green plazas on the eastern and western side.

Southeast view of the new Ljubljana Railway Station Hall:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall, Slovenia

The roof of the station hall spans over the tracks as a four-pitched structure. Its height adjusts to the existing station building. From the western and eastern green plazas along the Masaryk road on the south side, escalators lead to the level of the station hall, 9m above the tracks. On the northern side, the station hall connects with the new bus station.

View of the platforms of the new Ljubljana Railway Station Hall:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall, Slovenia

Due to its symmetrical shape with the central axis, the station hall appears as a terminal, as a final station, as a building of the arrival in the center of Ljubljana. New canopies above platforms are taking into the shape of existing ones. They are mint green colors, just like the floors of the platforms, station halls, and underpassage.

Ljubljana Railway Station Hall design:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall, Slovenia

The roof of the station hall is expanding and covering the initial part of the platforms. Its geometry of broken planes passes the eastern and western sun through laminate shades. Changing height, light, shadows and the sound of trains create a distinctive atmosphere of arrival and departure.

Ljubljana Railway Station Hall:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall, Slovenia

The roof is lowering against the platforms, which creates an attractive space for meeting in the station hall with views directed towards the platforms and trains. A pavement pattern and specially designed benches, lights, and other urban furniture contribute to the well-being of passengers or urban strollers.

Structure of the Ljubljana Railway Station Hall:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall building design

A new city connection between the center and Bežigrad is over the western part of the station hall. This is a raised covered street lighted with western light and with views overlooking train arrivals from the west. The street is bordered by the business and service block of the station hall with the high space of the internal waiting room.

New Ljubljana Railway Station Underpass:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall building interior

The new station hall works as a covered raised square. It is a public space, open 24 hours a day. It is connected with the premises in the renovated station building and the eastern and western green beach near Masaryk.

New Ljubljana Railway Station Upgrade – plan:
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall building plan

The new extended underpassage enables pedestrians and cyclists to move directly from the city center and Bežigrad district. It is illuminated with natural light through glasses on the platforms. The passage works as an underground down street with shops, service premises, and a cycling room. On the Bežigrad side, the approach ends in the northern green plaza.

Ljubljana Railway Station – New Greenery Areas
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall green plazas

The project is developing in cooperation between designers Sadar + Vuga, Elea iC, landscape architects Tektonika Collective and railway infrastructure designer Tiring.

Ljubljana Railway Station – Circulation and paths
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall circulation

Ljubljana Railway Station Hall – Building Information

Type: infrastructure
Source: public project
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia
Address / Site: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Site area: 20.724 m2
Building area: 5.180 m2
Total floor area: 13.969 m2

Program: train station hall, railway tracks overpass, offices
Structure: concrete, steel structure
Cladding: glass, aluminium

Architect: SADAR+VUGA, ELEA iC
SADAR+VUGA (Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Maja Omerzel, Mirjam Milić, Petko Grabljić, Zala Privšek, Zala Kanc, Pia Praček)
ELEA iC (Špela Štern, Anže Grubelnik, Aleksandar Lalić, Arne Žigon)

Ljubljana Railway Station – Communications: Overpass (Station Hall) and Underpass
Ljubljana Railway Station Hall building section

Construction: ELEA iC
Railway engineering: Tiring d.o.o.
Landscape architecture: Kolektiv Tektonika
Electrical instalations: Nombiro d.o.o.
Mechanical instalations: Nombiro d.o.o.
Fire safety: Fojkarfire d.o.o.

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