Thursday, November 12, 2009

Liège - Guillemins #2...

La gare traversée (2001-2009) - Alain Janssens (FR)
by actuphoto.com
... Huit années à traverser la gare des Guillemins ...
... mais traverser un chantier pendant huit années,c'est aussi
la conscience d'exprimer la puissance de l'oeuvre collective,
certes conçue par un homme, cdpendant concrétisée par le travail
et les compétences de centaines intervénants, nichée dans les
moinders interstices, des fondations au finitions, tout a été dessiné
et fignolé à la main, chaque barre à béton pliée, chaque plan poncé,
chaque boulon serré, elle a été dalléé, peinte, nettoyée ...
en français, en espagnole, en flamand, en anglais,
en roumain, en italien ...


The Liège-Guillemins railway station ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava,
is the main station of the city of Liège
in the East of Belgium.

Made of steel, glass and white concrete,
the building includes a monumental dome
that is 200 metres long and 35 metres high.

This station is one of the most important Belgian
transportation hubs as it is part of the TGV network
(high-speed train) and is used by 36,000 people every day.

The station was officially inaugurated on September 18th, 2009,
with the show "Gare à vous" by Franco Dragone,
followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Santiago Calatrava Valls - (born 28 July 1951) ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is an internationally recognized and award-winning Valencian
Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer
whose principal office is in Zürich, Switzerland.
Classed now among the elite designers of the world,
he has offices in Zürich, Paris and Valencia. ..

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