Description Change this. Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (French: Aéroport Lyon Saint-Exupéry), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is the. The Lyon-Satolas Station is the terminus for the TGV trains connecting the airport to the city of Lyon, 30 kilometers to the south. The almost forty. Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station The Population of France – 63 million West of France is United Kingdom and the city of London – French %, rapidly.

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The facade is framed between the gallery and the international terminal, preserving, where possible, the symmetry of the composition. Retrieved from ” https: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This structure of concrete and steel, can also be interpreted as a cap or helmet mythical heroes appearing in numerous drawings of Santiago Calatrava, arport other recurring basis the architect as human eyes with large eyelids, eyelashes and eyebrows that highlight the way.

Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station

The Lyon-Saint-Exupery, initially called Satolas station is the terminus of the TGV trains connecting the airport with the city of Lyon, 24 kilometers south, the first airport that connects directly to the European System of Trains High Speed.

I came out with an inspiration of bird as well, but more like airort landing-flying eagle. His inspiration- Human eyes. The projected cover is like a giant bird that rises above the train tracks.

Downstairs, a hallway where ticket counters and other rail services, shops and offices are located. Notify me of new comments via email. Just looking at the exterior shapes, what do you think about the Lyon Airport Station?

Above the tracks, a m long passenger concourse gives easy access to the platforms and is equipped with several travelators. The underutilisation of the station has led to lower access charges than for the busier downtown stations, lyon-satoas to low-cost operator Ouigo making it part of its network.

From the Main Hall, triangular, where all services the airport and TGV station is located, leave two domes of glass and steel like wings that connect to the train platforms.

From this hall you will pass a large corridor on the platforms and tracks, with a length of meters which runs north-south, parallel to these and covered with a structure that can be interpreted in different ways: The adjacent pair of beams jumps feet above the highest and glass lobby of the station and service core located starion. The service building adjacent to the central hall, and on its east side, has in the basement locker railwzy for station personnel, equipment rooms and area distributions.


Designed inthe station was completed in Two large cantilevered balconies enter the space. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The disappointment is that the energy of the building is not matched by its role as a transport hub. The building is most obviously expressive of a bird, symbolizing flight with even more dynamism than Saarinen’s TWA terminal in New York, the two main arches coming together at the bird’s statikn.

Click the book title to view and to order direct from. Adjacent to the hall a service building, made of concrete with a steel and glass wall facing the aiprort hall is located. The steel parts that are part of the cover are provided with a dark hue, unusual detail in the works of Calatrava.

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Lyon-Satolas Airport Train Station, Lyon France

The expressiveness of Calatrava’s structure continues inside the building as much as outside. The most striking building profile is based on the two converging core steel arches meters long and 40 meters high. Two concrete ‘tongues’ are cantilevered like the prows of ships over lyoj-satolas main concourse. From this gallery you can also will access the underground area services, elevators and parking. These ribs are raised on the north and south facades, whose perteluces withstand the cantilevered section.

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Lyon-Satolas TGV Station –

Lack of interconnection with Lyon’s urban transport network is frequently cited for the station’s low usage. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Calatrava channels and informs crowds with rhythmic repetition through the configuration of the building, which he wants to substitute for using signs within an undistinguished enclosure.


The structure of almost forty meters high steel and concrete is the metaphor of airpotr huge bird that stretches out its wings, covering or protecting the railway. Books and other web sites. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But, not even about wings or beak or landing action.

Santiago Calatrava Philip Jodidio. The structure was drilled at ground level, including niches for light fixtures. The station caught my attention when I was looking at his complete works. The train line it sits on, however, runs past Lyon and not into it; getting to the airport from the city center by public transport is best done by bus.

Calatrava insists this was not its origin: You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. The main “advantage” of the station is for travellers, arriving by plane, who are travelling onwards to the east. Compare his sketches and actual building, sgation are almost identical in terms of both form and engineering.

By train, the station is served directly by TGV from Paris and other cities, and by local trains. The station has six tracks laid in a cutting.

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Catering for only a handful of TGV trains per day, the cavernous concourses spend most of their time looking successfully prestigious but also rather empty and unexploited. And I think this is really important to me to learn more about using principles and elements into my design works. Concrete is a natural color due to the use of a white sand area. Concrete bridges, stairs, escalators and glass elevators provide access to the platforms.

The main hall is triangular and its backbone is formed by three arches braced together by diagonal beams that rest on a concrete mass raised on the east side and two supports integrated with lift towers on the west side. For practical information please visit www.