Astana’s International Railway Station by LAVA Architects, is a place for special meeting and greeting. The Station will be a central focus for movement and a hub of activities: social, commerce, trade, work, play, meeting and an identification point for the capital of Kazakhstan.
Images credit: LAVA Architects
From the Architects:
Astana sits astride one of the ancient silk roads and is both a critical junction and stop within the European-Asian landmass and its vast rail networks.
As we enter the low-carbon age, central stations will be the green cathedrals of the future, cathedrals of movement, light and space. They are the critical point of arrival to a city, and represent a place of welcome, greeting and even celebration of society, of space. They reflect technological advancement, and transport/movement at all scales, from international to local.
The nature of the place and structure should reflect the society that it is built in. A Green Cathedral of the Future.
source LAVA Architects