The existing station in Helsingborg is built into an anonymous office block. In the proposal by Metro Architects, the standalone station is expressed as a modern equivalent of the old train station from around 1860 which was located on the same site. The new structure will thus be an identity building and unifying node – for the station area as well as for Helsingborg as a whole becoming a signature building for the city.
In connection with the new station a north-south sequence of sites linking north and south. With the extension of the platforms to the south new entrances will be situated in a beautiful location in the extended park. The new station building is designed as a sculptural roof with a strong architectural expression.
The main element is the ceiling, which defines the extent of the stops for the public transportation. Architecturally, the station’s structure differ from city neighborhoods and instead get inspiration from the park. The shape is similar to stylized tree that extends its foliage over the platforms.
The new station should be the representative gateway to Helsingborg – dignified and welcoming with its own distinct identity. It must be a building you want to stay in and an experience to get to, while providing a clear visual connection to the city. Transparency is one of the main principles for the design of the station.