Design which assures good lightning conditions, easy acces, and safety
The stations on the Circle Line will echo the familiar Copenhagen Metro design of a spacious, open, subterranean station hall, featuring skylights and reflective origami ceilings. This familiar design assures the presence of natural or simulated daylight inside the new stations, thereby pursuing the trademark light quality of the Copenhagen Metro. Furthermore, fundamental qualities of the existing Metro, such as easy access from street to platform, and the experience of being in a safe, light, airy, and well-organized space, have also been incorporated into the design of the new Metro line.
The preliminary design stage has seen the inclusion of new forms, colours and materials for wall coverings, and flooring and fittings, such as handrails and elevators. In particular, the station hall cladding will be of a more unique and diverse nature. As well as forming part of an aesthetic variation, the featured cladding will give each station a visual identity, providing a large-scale wayfinding element and a sense of familiarity to passengers.
The design of the terrain above the stations respects and compliments the diversity of the urban spaces in which the Circle Line’s stations sit. Local variations have affected the design of certain elements, such as stairways and skylights. In addition to providing the subterranean cityscape of the Metro with daylight, at some locations, skylights have been designed to function as integrated and attractive features of the cityscape above ground level, thereby providing an interactive link between the public street and the metro below.
Want to get an impression of the impact The City Circle Line will have? Take a look at the flyover video that the daily Politiken is presenting in this article.