nymburk train station

train and bus terminal

Our solution delivers a modern, clear, and legible new check-in hall. A hall whose user space extends deep into the covered exterior. A hall whose roofing makes it a confident partner to the original four-story station building. We introduce respect for a sensitively restored railway monument and, simultaneously, a clear indicator of the direction of railway development. A pair of buildings dominate the brand-new railway station square, where pedestrians and cyclists reign supreme, and which is so comfortable that our visitors are happy to wait in peace for the next train. more

However, how should we cope with the fact that the new check-in hall is a large structural volume positioned along the track and does not extend into the vicinity of the historical station building? The old station building is to be given a new and partly public function, but reducing it to a central mass with no side wings would deform the building proportionally. To satisfy both conflicting demands, we eventually opted for a solution to return the historical station to its appearance at its construction, i.e., before the horizontal wings were extended. The logical shape of the listed building will be preserved, with the four window axes added at the end of the 19th century on both sides to the original mass, always sacrificed in favour of modernity. The old building can then be treated as an integral monument, and all its authentic structural detailing can be restored according to contemporary documentation, including the platform porch - exactly how we treat it in the design. The most significant new building we designed is located west of the old railway station. In our approach, it is a building straddling the internal and external environments. A modern railway station's life occurs not only in the interior but equally in the exterior: in the outer space it covers, presents, and controls. That is specifically in the form of areas covered by generous roof overhangs on all sides of the building. In the case of Nymburk, it is even more so because the junction integrates a bus terminal with the station and shares the valuable covered forecourt with the bus service. We consider it a great benefit if the open-roofed belt around the building's perimeter can be free of support. This effect is achieved by the special spatial construction of the hall's roof carrying the load of the unrestricted corners of the cantilevered overhang. This elevated, lightweight, steel, uninsulated, and wind-permeable superstructure also has another function. First, it turns the otherwise relatively low ground-floor check-in hall into a high partner landmark to the original station building. It becomes a vehicle for communicating the location, time, and current train departures. An uninformed visitor to the station thus cannot confuse the old and the new station or doubt where to take the train. Moreover, thanks to the elevated corner towers, the new check-in building will be a prominent landmark on the axis of Palacký Avenue. The space east of the historical station building is partly filled and partly covered by the new technology building for servicing the line. The simple cubic volume also roofs a block of bicycle storage racks. On the contrary, we propose to close the western side of the station forecourt with the mass of a grocery store, which will conveniently complement the new check-in hall's range of goods and services and bring additional city-forming functionality and life to the site. The cohabitation of transport terminals and smaller urban self-service shops is a proven phenomenon. The last, but certainly not insignificant, newly designed mass in the area is a parking house between the railway line and Nádražní Street. Particularly given the passenger capacity expected to almost double in the future, we consider the possibility proposed by the client to solve the parking with a multi-story building practically the only feasible solution.

  • addressPetra Bezruče 1
  • year2023
  • investorSpráva železnic a.s.
  • design teamPetr Burian, Veronika Cirmonová, Robin Müller
  • collaborationLand05 - Martina Forejtová
  • photographs/visualizationsDousek Záborský
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