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Liege Guillemins Station is a major node in the European high speed rail network; an indispensable link between London, Paris, Brussels and Germany.
Calatrava's new Liege Guillemins Station links two very distinct areas of Liege, previously divided by the railway tracks, the north side towards the city, a typical run-down 19th century urban area, and the Cointe Hill to the south, a landscaped residential area.
The concept for the design was transparency and an urban dialog with the city. Transparency is translated by the monumental vault, constructed of glass and steel, with its soaring canopies extending 145 meters over the five platforms. The huge glass building replaces the traditional facade and establishes a seamless interaction between the interior of the station and the city.