CLIENT: Ministry of Public Works
SERVICES: Functional plan and conceptual Project, Production information, Rail infrastructure projects
The new Central Station is located where the Mediterranean corridor meets the High Speed Madrid-Barcelona-French border line. It’s between the cities of Tarragona and Reus, southwards from the airport.
The project intended to generate a unique and categorical building which, based on the track bed and acting as a bridge, would serve as a hub for all the means of transport that access the station. This idea was reinforced with the creation of a great reference roof, which extends from the platforms to the concourse and the vehicle access area, accompanying the travellers on their way and generating three great welcoming areas: one for the trains, another for travellers and another for vehicles.
HIGH SPEED TARRAGONA
The station is considered as a prominent element over the pronounced linearity of the track bed, located on an embankment around 5m high, in a very flat, open rural environment. The roof is built with Warren type flat triangular latticework, which sets the geometrical laws to articulate a roof topography used as a territory landmark.
The bends in the structure intend to mark the entrances and support the flow direction of travellers inside the station so that both aspects are noticeable from the access road when approaching the building and from the platforms.
The project enhances the orientation of passengers on their way through the station and the visual connections between the platforms, the concourse and the arrivals area.
Apart from the station, Idom developed the railway projects (tracks, overhead power cable, communications, etc.) and the access roads projects.