At the start, we wanted to define for ourselves what a metro station is: it acts as a marker along the metro line’s trajectory, an easily accessible public space with simple and fluid pathways, clear and intelligible signage.
Our project, attempts to render concrete and visible this new conception of the metro's urban significance by concentrating on intelligibility and on the quality of the station's space.
Intelligibility in our project, with its two principal spaces, the space external to the atrium and the central guiding space within the atrium, is the result of thorough organization and prioritization in the treatment of surfaces. Between the level of the ticket desk and the footbridge that links the station with line A, passengers are invited to take in the atrium around them. Once they have come to this transversal footbridge, the choice of their direction, whether towards the platforms of line B, or towards the linking pathway to line A, is clearly before them.