Our architectural solutions are helping to re-invent transport hubs for the 21st century.
Arup’s architectural solutions for transport emerge from incisive analysis. So our interchanges not only function smoothly for transport operators and passengers, but they also influence better journeys and greater development opportunities at destinations.
We do this by bringing architects together with urban planners, engineers and experts in interchange design, transport integration, finance, operations and security, as soon as transport concepts first take shape.
We draw insight from Arup’s considerable global experience in infrastructure, rail, aviation and transport planning for all transport modes. That understanding informs design that balances aesthetics, commercial potential, functionality and passenger experience, always tailored to context.
We bring the same integrated, analytical approach to each project, whether creating an adaptable but striking terminal for Hefei Airport, China, or user-friendly spaces at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Station, which was designed for the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa.
For Cityringen, Copenhagen’s new metro line, Arup’s architectural, lighting, façade, materials and acoustics specialists are collaborating to realise the client’s vision for spectacular stations that provide memorable and positive travel experiences.
Expanding populations and pressures on energy, environments and economies are driving change in long-distance travel and urban transit worldwide. As we design transport hubs to meet new demands, we also see new opportunities for development and commerce within and around interchanges.
High Speed 1 created a fast, efficient and convenient alternative to air travel between Paris and London. We met the challenge of accommodating longer platforms for international high-speed services, passport control and ticket halls alongside national and commuter services at London’s King’s Cross St Pancras.
But we also went one step beyond to cater for international travellers transferring from air to rail travel. With sensitive and unexpected interventions in and around the station’s heritage buildings, we matched passenger expectations formed by airport experiences and created a commercial space that is now a retail and dining destination in its own right.