New station terminal by UNStudio on track to put Arnhem on the map

Later this month, UNStudio will unwrap one of its largest projects to date – the Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands. This €37.5m terminal is the product of 20 years work by the practice, starting from masterplanning, and ending in a multipurpose transport hub with a dramatically twisting roof. This long-term project is part of a wider urban regeneration effort for Arnhem and is the largest post-war development for the city.


Arnhem Central Station by UNStudio

UNStudio conceived the terminal as a flowing landscape of different functions stacked up to four storeys above ground and two below. The key space is the 5,355m2 main Transfer Hall, topped with a dynamic, undulating roof form. UNStudio aimed to blur distinctions between the inside and outside of the terminal by continuing the urban landscape into the Transfer Hall.


Arnhem Central Station by UNStudio

The new terminal, which replaces a 1950s train station, will facilitate economic growth by enabling a vastly increased daily passenger flow to the city. The station and masterplan redevelopment will establish Arnhem as an important node between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.