Unusual Architecture + [station]

Kenitra, Marocco: [SILVIO D’ASCIA WINS NEW HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY STATION COMPETITION]
Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway

“We're honored to have been selected to design a new high-speed railway station for Kenitra, MoroccoSilvio d’Ascia.

Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway

The team, formed by Silvio d’Ascia in association with OKA (Omar Kobité, Eric Giudice, Federico Mennella), proposes a geometrical volume composed of an intricate triangular grid framework that lends an overall unity to the building shape.

Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway

The project aims to bring an "urban balance" to the site through its use of two principal access sequences onto the city: a Northern entry which serves as an extension of the Place du 11 janvier, and a Southern entry (by the Place de la Maamora) that is located near a forest.

Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway

Passengers are greeted on the ground floor by a central ticket office and a series of boutique spaces. From here, they are provided direct access to the platform areas above, the “grand passerelle” (bridgeway), via escalators.

Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway

Once passengers arrive to the u-shaped platform, they are confronted with waiting areas and shops, as well as access to the upper galleries of the main building.

Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway

Location: Kenitra, Morocco Architects: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, OKA (Omar Kobité, Eric Giudice, Federico Mennella) Area: 10000.0 sqm Cost: €30 million Year: 2017 Client: ONCF (Office National des Chemins de Fer) Competition: Gare TGV de Kénitra Competition Award: First Prize

Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway
Silvio d Ascia Wins New High Speed Railway