Oriente Station by Santiago Calatrava

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Architect Santiago Calatrava built the Portugese “Oriente Station” in the city of Lisbon. Built from 1993 to 1998, the train station was a preparatory part of the ’98 World Expo. But the station is not only that of a train, but passengers are able to connect to the underground system, taxis, airport and various trains.

The most notable and famed part of this station is the beautiful and giant metal structure combined with glass to cover multiple tracks and platforms. It is geometric while shading the immediate area from harsh sunlight, and the interior is more organic in nature– with expansive concrete curves.

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Photos: Santiago Calatrava

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