Société du Grand Paris (SGP)
Ateliers 2/3/4/ (architect) - Team ICARE
Nature of the project
Design of an underground railway station on Line 18 of Grand Paris Express Metro Network
Project presented as part of the BAP! 2019 (Biennale d'Architecture et de Paysage) in Versailles
8 500 m²
12 000 passengers/day
The Antonypole station (line 18) serves a mixed neighbourhood revolving around the bio-medical industry. Surrounded by several buildings of an unstructured architecture, the station stands out as a facility with unobtrusive lines forming the keystone of the district. The raised part of the station is conceived as a levitating volume resting solely on its two powerful supports. Contrasting with a ground level that is wholly transparent, the upper technical volume affirms its opacity and makes use of all the possibilities for a relief effect offered by the dressed brickwork. The peculiarity of the Antonypole station lies in the way it tackles two non-parallel geometries, the route of line 18 and that of the existing road network that has been maintained. Like the lines at the points of a railway, this tension is illustrated in the shape of the glass roof that illuminates the hall with a diffuse light from above, while the panoramic window at the end of the perspective offers a link between the station and its forecourt.