Inside Arnhem's new central station (Photo: @HermanKaiser/Twitter) - Credit: Inside Arnhem's new central station (Photo: @HermanKaiser/Twitter)
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 17:45
Futuristic Arnhem station opens after 20 years of construction
After nearly two decades of construction and countless engineering and financial setbacks, the futuristic Arnhem station is finally opening its doors on Thursday. State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and environment will do the honors at 6:30 pm. The new station boasts many futuristic looking features, NOS reports. Such as an undulating roof that reminds ProRail region director Jan Mulder of an "upside down supertanker", and gentle slopes that lead travelers to the bicycle storage, the taxi, bus or parking garage. "Arnhem is a city with lots of levels, and that is reflected in the design by architect Ben van Berkel", Mulder comments. Other remarkable features include the "Cloud" - an artwork consisting of hundreds of flashing LED lights hanging from the hall's arched roof - and the "Living Room", where you can enjoy a coffee between a sewing machine and houseplants. The station area is not quite finished yet, offices will still be built.