Studio Libeskind – “Gare Thiers-Est” | ITSLIQUID

Studio Libeskind – “Gare Thiers-Est”

Architecture | January 3, 2020 |

Studio Libeskind - "Gare Thiers-Est"
Image courtesy of Studio Libeskind

Studio Libeskind – “Gare Thiers-Est”
Location: Nice, France
Status: Under construction

Studio Libeskind in collaboration with Fevrier Carre Architectes and landscape architect Jean Mus was selected to design the “Gare Thiers-Est” (East Thiers Station), as a result of an international competition sponsored by the City of Nice. The project involves the design of 20,000 square meters of high-end commercial space that will feature two levels of shops, a 120 room hotel and office spaces, a sculptural entry pavilion, a 200 seat auditorium below grade, and a restaurant offering an open roof terrace with views towards the sea on the top floor.

Studio Libeskind - "Gare Thiers-Est"
Image courtesy of Studio Libeskind

Part of a major urban redevelopment of Thiers central station and its surroundings, the project will reconnect the urban fabric by creating new pedestrian connections between the station and the street and the North and South neighborhoods that are currently separated by the railways and the Pierre-Mathis road.

Inspired by the mineral forms of azurite, each peak is conceived as a harmonious crystallization whose edges speak to Avenue Jean Médecin. The reflective façade is covered with blue stainless steel cladding panels and a aluminum and glass curtain wall that reflect the neighboring buildings, sky and landscape of Nice. The result is a sculptural, concrete, steel and glass set, cut like a diamond, with multiple faces rising 36 meters high to obscure the rail tracks.

Studio Libeskind - "Gare Thiers-Est"
Image courtesy of Studio Libeskind

The strong architectural identity of the project will be visible from the avenues Thiers and Jean Médecin as well as from the railway area. Construction began in early 2019 with an expected completion by the end of 2022.

more. www.libeskind.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Autonomous Inc

Design | June 16, 2021

Established in 2015, Autonomous is a company that prides itself on technical innovation, simplicity, design, quality and accountability. Following the development of their first product, a robot assistant named Maya, the companies’ modus operandi was discovered: the creation of smart, productivity-hacking products. Read more


Ozio

Design | May 22, 2021

Ozio is a brand born from the creativity of Piero Quintiliani, a designer who has been active since 2002 in providing consultancy to brands that operate internationally. Ozio is a small revolution, a project that aspires to lead people to rediscover the precious gestures and small actions that qualify free time and moments of relaxation. Read more


American Framing – The United…

Architecture | May 21, 2021

The United States Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia presents an exhibition exploring the ubiquity and aesthetic power of wood-framed construction in American architecture. Read more


ARCHITECTURE AS MEASURE – THE…

Architecture | May 19, 2021

Curated by Neyran Turan and coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the Pavilion of Turkey presents Architecture as Measure at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, titled How Will We Live Together? and taking place from May 22 to November 21, 2021. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!