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.
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.
Location: Liege – Belgium
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Project owner: SNCB Group
Project manager: Euro Liège TGV (subsidiary of SNCB)
Design office: Greisch