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Antonypole station, line 18

Location

Antony

Clients

Société du Grand Paris (SGP)

Team

Ateliers 2/3/4/ (architect) - Team ICARE

Nature of the project

Mobility, Infrastructure

Program

Design of an underground railway station on Line 18 of Grand Paris Express Metro Network

Awards/Distinctions

Project presented as part of the BAP! 2019 (Biennale d'Architecture et de Paysage) in Versailles

Status

In progress

Area

8 500 m²
12 000 passengers/day

Calendar

Completion 2027

BIM

BIM 2

Credits

©Ateliers 2/3/4/

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.