Nyugati Railway Station Winner Announced

Image: ©Grimshaw Architects (above) Present aerial view of station (below)




Budapest’s Nuugati Railway Terminal has reached its capacity, expecially when based on the future needs of the station. To date, the common practice of backing trains out after unloading to turn them around was time-consuming, and, as a result, had maximized the capacity for the terminal. The new plan foresees the hall’s extended tracts to be located underground, so as to create through traffic. To arrive at a new plan to accommodate these changes an invited competitions with an RfQ was organized. The competition foresaw a shortlist of qualified teams, many of which have seen experience in the design, and redesign, of rail stations. Twelve teams from around the world were shortlisted for the competition stage of the process. After the adjudication stage was completed, Grimshaw Architects of London was announced as the winner. The teams participating in the competition phase of the competition were:


Grimshaw Architects, London (Winner)
Shortlisted teams
• Benthem Crouwel Architects, Amsterdam
• Zaha Hadid Architects + Finta és Társai Építészstúdió + Buro Happold + Abud Mérnökiroda + Land Italia, London/Budapest
• Sweco Architects + Gateways, Stockholm/Budapest
• AREP Group Architectes, Paris
• Ove Arup & Partners International, London
• Plant – Atelier Peterkis + Hawkins Brown Architects, Budapest/London
• Albert Wimmer, Vienna
• Kengo Kuma & Associates + M-Teampannon, Tokyo/Budapest
• John McAslan + Partners, London
• Foster + Partners, London
• Lamela Estudio, Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos + Szántó és Mikó, Madrid/Seville/Budapest