Birmingham New Street Station by AZPML
The city of Birmingham, England is known for its eye-catching landmarks and its efforts in pushing the boundaries of architecture. Now, to add to the list of iconic architecture comes the just-refurbished Birmingham New Street railway station by AZPML, an international firm headed by award-winning architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
Inspired by the distorted shapes produced by a moving train, the undulating, smooth forms have been transmitted into the façade of the building in a stainless steel membrane meant to reflect the surrounding urban scene and the arrival of trains to the station. And to highlight the four main access points, large eye-shaped media screens to broadcast railway information have been integrated in the façade.
The station’s revitalization arises as part of Birmingham’s Big City Plan, a 20-year-vision supporting transformational change to create a world-class city center.
Txt: Julia Ardila Zurek