ORLÉANS MULTIMODAL HUB
New travelers hall - Site surface: 7,100 m² excluding the forecourt
- Client: SNCF
- Prime Contractor: SNCF Gares & Connexions, AREP / Design office: ARCORA (passenger shed), OTH now IOSIS Groupe (structure and fluids)
- Delivery: 2008
Orléans railway station was rebuilt during the 1980s in a programme that isolated it from the city and eliminated all external signs of its function.
The new passenger gallery, a shed comprising two spans set on steel pillars and covered with a curving, one-piece roof structure, creates the image of a light, airy and protective station in the landscape. In becoming an urban beacon, it creates a new identity for the north entrance to the city. The 16-metre wide pedestrian link to the city's tram line optimises connections between the various modes of public transport (tram, city bus services and trains).