New metro station of Line 18 of Grand Paris Express
Massy, FRANCE | 2015
Client: Société du Grand Paris
Team: Silvio d'Ascia Architecture
Surface: 5 300 m²
Cost: GO 40,2 M€ | SO 14,1 M€
The future station of line 18 of Greater Paris is part of a dense railway. The architectural structures that line the site are relatively heterogeneous: the new RER stations and the footbridge connecting them, the old concrete bridge, the TGV station and a different urban fabric north and south of the railways .
The architecture of the station wants to be identifiable and intuitive from the whole multimodal pole. Its cover becomes an architectural element in its own right, introducing the notion of course. It consists of three bands with variable inclination whose folding effect accentuates and accompanies the movement of travelers who descend and go back to the two existing bridges.
The pole of Massy implants itself in a clear space, favoring the creation of big openings on the four sides which filter the light and offer views on the outside. A work of staging vertical circulation improves the legibility of the route from the entrance to the docks.The station is no longer conceived as an enclaved architectural element but open to the outside and the user. This permeability with the exterior and the notion of intuitive course become the identity of the new station of Massy-Palaiseau.