HS2 and Arup have released images of Interchange station at Birmingham Library as part of a series of public engagement events during October to give people the opportunity to see the new designs and give their feedback.
The Interchange station will be a new major gateway station for the region, part of a new public transport interchange serving Solihull, the West Midlands, Birmingham Airport and the NEC. The station will will be designed to deliver longer term development and growth proposals for the area around the station, including new homes, business space and jobs.
Kim Quazi, lead architect, at Arup, said: “Interchange station sits within a unique setting, on the edge of the urban landscape in a currently rural location. The station building has been designed to reflect its surroundings and in context with the natural landscape and topography.
“The station roof has been designed to fit in with the surrounding landscape, and to optimise natural daylight using an integrated, efficient structural form and rainwater management system. We have also focused on a number of objectives including creating a positive experience for future users and rail passengers by including open space, parkland and views to green spaces, and constructing a green building with low energy consumption and low maintenance.”