Silvio D’ascia wins New High-Speed Railway Station competition

“We’re honored to have been selected to design a new high-speed railway station for Kenitra, MoroccoSilvio d’Ascia.
The team, formed by Silvio d’Ascia in association with OKA (Omar Kobité, Eric Giudice, Federico Mennella), proposes a geometrical volume composed of an intricate triangular grid framework that lends an overall unity to the building shape.
The project aims to bring an “urban balance” to the site through its use of two principal access sequences onto the city: a Northern entry which serves as an extension of the Place du 11 janvier, and a Southern entry (by the Place de la Maamora) that is located near a forest.
Passengers are greeted on the ground floor by a central ticket office and a series of boutique spaces. From here, they are provided direct access to the platform areas above, the “grand passerelle” (bridgeway), via escalators.
Once passengers arrive to the u-shaped platform, they are confronted with waiting areas and shops, as well as access to the upper galleries of the main building.
Location: Kenitra, Morocco
Architects: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, OKA (Omar Kobité, Eric Giudice, Federico Mennella)
Area: 10000.0 sqm
Cost: €30 million
Year: 2017
Client: ONCF (Office National des Chemins de Fer)
Competition: Gare TGV de Kénitra Competition
Award: First Prize

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