News about the Saint-Denis Pleyel station
Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the Saint-Denis Pleyel station is the emblematic station of the Grand Paris project, and the future host station of the 2024 Olympic Games of Paris. It will be at the interconnection between lines 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 of the parisian metro, and line D of the RSP, and eventually expects to accomodate 250.000 travellers per day.
Restarted on May 4th of 2020, and already well under way, the Pleyel station construction site is located North of Paris, in a dense urban area and close to the tracks of the SNCF station.
Distributed in 5 levels of 8.000m² each, the exceptional surface of the infrastructure leads to the realization of works of great depth. RFR especially intervenes ont the design of an innovative facade system to meet the challenges of the architectural project, as well as its ambitious shapes. The glazed skin thus created is enhanced by a network of vertical thorns in natural wood. A glass roof is also designed to bring natural light to the lower levels of the building. In addition, mineral caps encircle the horizontal edges of the building, and improve the solar behaviour of the windows.
Launched in 2015, the work is expected to be completed by 2024.
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