Łódź Fabryczna Station
Collaboration: SENER (Marcin Tomaszewski, Pelayo Suarez Smith)
In the downtown of Lodz a new underground railway station connects two branches of city transportation system and introduces high-speed trains from Warsaw to Poznan and Wroclaw. The main goal of the design was to introduce as much natural light as possible to allow passengers use intuitive orientation within complicated underground structure. Fabryczna transportation hub includes facilities of commercial areas, parking, bus station and taxi zones. The proximity of art centers and festival buildings induced specific disposition of the station to be totally integrated with pedestrian flow axes at urban ground level and providing underground connections with public facilities.
The design process included numerous complicated issues of coordination. It was a challenge to combine different assumptions from city council, railway enterprise with engineering possibilites. My contribution to that process last about two years while working in multidisciplinary teams of Warsaw, Bilbao, Barcelona and Valencia.