Friday 17th of May and Saturday 18th of May is the opening weekend of the new Station Lansingerland-Zoetermeer. It is a new transport interchange east of Zoetermeer, with a railway, light rail and bus station. The main concept of the station is the design of an elevated green urban space, a park-like avenue above the train tracks and the A12 highway: a pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing the railway and the A12 highway. This bridge also acts as a traverse for the train station and the new light rail station.
It is not unusual in the area of The Hague that the local tram runs through a leafy avenue, with its tracks in grass. Therefore, the design asked for many trees and shrubs to be placed on the deck, and the fences have been carried out in an characteristic branch pattern. The fencing is made of glass fiber reinforced concrete and has been ingeniously developed for this project.
The waiting areas are spacious, with a lot of daylight and many sight lines towards nature. The clear logistics and views ensure that the traveler naturally continues his/her destination. The wooden ceiling with arranged LED lighting give the waiting rooms a warm appearance. Generous ascents, lifts and a ramp connect the avenue with its surroundings and the different levels in a flexible manner.
It is a vibrant green environment with a good connection to the various developments in the future.
On Saturday 18th of May, Jeroen van Schooten will give tours, speaking about the architecture of the station. To participate, you can register here: https://2k0qzm1.momice.events/
Watch the documentary of Omroep West about Station Lansingerland-Zoetermeer alongside.