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.

Designed inthe station was completed in These raailway are raised on the north and south facades, whose perteluces withstand the cantilevered section. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Close it when you’ve finished, or use the Window menu on your browser, to return to galinsky.

Railway Station at Lyon-Satolas Airport

The glass walls that form the lobby, are formed by panels with a width of eight feet. To enter perpendicularly to the station, the gallery suffers a jog at the point of intersection with the walkway that leads to the parking area. Just looking at the exterior shapes, what do you think about the Lyon Airport Station?

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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 raliway coming together at the bird’s beak.


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Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry – Wikipedia

Two concrete ‘tongues’ are cantilevered like the prows of ships over the main concourse. The central pair of arches continue the lyon-satplas of the roof to form a backbone of leaving the outer curves spanning the two symmetrical side wings crystal beams.

The service building adjacent to the central hall, and on its east side, has in the basement locker room for station personnel, equipment rooms and area distributions. 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.

Escalators lead down into the sttion concourse, from which wings spread out on either side above the railway tracks, with further escalators down to the platforms. Concrete bridges, stairs, escalators and glass elevators provide access to the platforms. The expressiveness of Calatrava’s structure continues inside the building as much as outside.

TGV station Lyon Saint- Exupéry

The structure of almost forty meters high steel and concrete is the metaphor of a huge bird that stretches out its wings, covering or protecting the railway. A small piece of land to the west is put aside for future expansion. 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: On the mezzanine, office, office of the chief of the police station and the airport and on the top floor, a space for temporary exhibitions, a bar and a restaurant.

Notify me of new comments via email. Lack of interconnection with Lyon’s urban transport network is frequently cited for the station’s low usage.


Transverse bracing members vary in size and assembled four by four along the core tubes. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In the contest clients, French Railways SNCFRegion Rhone Alpes and Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry CCIL made it clear that besides being easy to use should become a symbolic and attractive building that represents the gateway to the region and would be part of a campaign to promote trade through improved transport.

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.

All links outside galinsky will open in a new window. Unlike what usually happens at the terminals of air and land transport where directions are indicated to the user through conventional signs contained in crates, Calatrava opt for a fully lyon-saholas functionally lyoh-satolas disposal receptacles indicate the identity and position of spaces through the configuration of the enclosure. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat Calatrava’s expressive railway station hall is built astride an existing TGV high-speed train track adjacent to Lyon airport.

Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. Originally in the side of the central four-way crosswalk were constructed, lyon-satlas on each side, covered by a lattice of concrete were added but then other two outside the lobby. The Exterior Views- two converging steel arches meters long and 40 meters high.