Tram Stop in Alicante, Spain

TRAM STOP Sergio CardellPlaza, Alicante, SPAIN Light Alicante is a 400.000 inhabitants city of the southeast mediterranean spanish coast.  This line connects all the towns of the coast, ending in Denia, a northern city of the province, where ships departure to Ibiza. This stop, is the central stage of a new line of the tram, that links the centre of the city to the residential areas of San Juan beach. The construction of the Tram Stop was the opportunity to bring back a stolen space to the city: to turn a traffic circle into a public space.

Over the platforms, 2 empty boxes (36 m long, 3 m wide, 2,5 m high) create a floating void slightly over the travellers? heads. It matches the size of the train, creating an intermediate scale between buildings and urban elements. The holes reduce the weight as increase the resistance to normal tensions, and equally decrease wind pressures among the surfaces. Light and air pass through, smoothing the shadow and generating a soft breeze in summer months. At night the boxes are transformed into two giant lamps. Benchs are spread over the garden close to the vegetation and the paths, creating a public place overlaying the quiet of the seated people and the movement of the people walking.

Location: Glorieta Sergio Cardell
Client: FGV
Building status: built in 2006
Type: Transport - Train station
Public - Park
Site size: 3000 m2
Site type: urban
Building area: 216 m2
Budget total: 915000 USD
A project by: Subarquitectura
                         Architecture, Landscape

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