©2019 by UNIT 17, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

James Greig

james_greig@icloud.com

 

This project questions the HS2 led widening of Euston station, alongside British transport architecture, where flow efficiency of people becomes the primary design driver. Euston terminus proposes a station in which the repeated truss structure and careful interplays of light create an experiential, phantasmagoric quality to create poignance at the moment of arrival in and departure from the city. Increased density is achieved by double stacking the trains, allowing the HS2 expansion to happen within the existing footprint. 

The station moves underground, giving the above surface back to the city as a central public square. The perimeter of the square is framed by crystalline glass buildings, raised off the ground, allowing access into the square and making an image of the dense city at this knot of transport infrastructure.