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Haga Station wins prestigious architectural prize
The design of the West Link Station Haga has been awarded the prestigious World Architecture News Transport Award in the category “Future Projects” due to its excellent handling of the challenges associated with the sensitive environment around Haga.
"Clean-cut, elegant and well-organised, and with careful consideration to daylight" are the words used by one of the jury members to motivate why the station design has been declared the winner in the category "Future Transport and Travel Projects".
The prize is awarded to the architectural firm Abako Arkitektkontor which, together with the Transport Administration and the engineering consultancies Ramböll/Sweco, has worked on the preliminary design of the West Link Haga Station. Abako Arkitektkontor has conducted its work in cooperation with JSA.
– We are both happy and proud that an important part of our project has been given this award, says Johny Lindeberg, architect working on the West Link project. In close cooperation with the City of Gothenburg, Västtrafik and the Gothenburg School of Economics we have, together with our consultants, succeeded in developing solutions which mean that the station at Haga will have an attractive design in good contact with the surrounding city environment. We feel that the possibility to accommodate the good solution within the budget we have at our disposal is especially important. Now, together with other players, we will adapt the ideas from the railway plan stage to the finished station, which is due for completion in year 2026, continues Johny Lindeberg.
Construction work on the West Link project is planned to start in 2018, and Haga Station – together with the other stations in the project – is expected to be finished by 2026 in time for operational start-up on the West Link system.
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