More than waiting: The design for the U5-stop goes beyond simply providing a barrier-free platform and shelter. Separated functionally from the roadway, the offset platforms open up to the environment. Steps and ramps unfold from the narrow confines to create an urban landscape. The flowing transitions culminate in the slender steel canopies. By dispensing with a shelter’s conventional vision, it fulfils its function instead with a sculpture-like presence that has identity and high visibility.
Statement of the jury
The striking design has an exceedingly contemporary look and lends the above-ground underground stop its own identity and high recognisability.