Parada central del tranvía Leipzig
Underground station Leipzig main station
Architecture: Eike Becker
Client: City of Leipzig
The focus of the considerations was the restoration of the station forecourt as a link between the main station and the city centre. The station in the middle of the square is to bring together the station and the development on Richard-Wagner-Strasse via the Promenadenring. Wing-like roofs are planned parallel to the platforms, with only a few supports touching the ground.
They are open in their form to the station and the city and manage to connect the two sides of the square, here the station, there the ring development. The few supports and the narrow edges of the wings make the roofs appear almost dissolved in the transverse direction. The undersides of the wings made of polished aluminium reflect the lights of the surroundings.