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The Liege-Guillemins Station is a Building Without Facades

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Dec 2, 2009 • References: calatrava and dezeen
In Liege, Belgium, stands the Liège-Guillemins station, a magnificent structure that seems to be in constant motion.

The designer, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, crafted the Liège-Guillemins station with the goal of creating ‘permeability.’ As such, the building, which was designed to house the new services associated with Belgium’s high-speed rail network, has no facades. Instead, it is constructed with vaulted glass and a steel canopy that covers five platforms and extends over 145 meters.