A station of glass, steel and blue stone!

Signature projects 11 October 2019

Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2009, Guillemins Railway Station is a monumental structure that looks light enough to take flight.  Its glass and steel roof transfigures the urban landscape and stands as a symbol of the regeneration of the city of Liege.

Railway Station Belgium - Belgian Blue Stone

A historic order

The Belgian Blue Stone quarries supplied no less than 20,000 m² of stone. Ideal for intensive use, Belgian Blue Stone can be found on:

  • The platforms: rectangular Bush Hammered slabs, 4 cm thick.
  • Stairs, including the solid entrance staircase, walkways and borders (Milled, Black Honed and Bush Hammered finish).
  • Tactile slabs for hazard areas.
  • Ground signage: special blue stone pieces, inlaid with white marble lettering.

The aesthetic appeal of the station has turned it into a tourist attraction in its own right.  It has come to be a symbol of the city and the most photographed monument in Liege.

Urban developments in Belgian Blue Stone

Railway Station Belgium - Belgian Blue Stone (5)

Location: Liege – Belgium

Architect: Santiago Calatrava

Project owner: SNCB Group

Project manager: Euro Liège TGV (subsidiary of SNCB)

Design office: Greisch