Snohetta designs new metro station for Mecca

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Snohetta, the Norwegian architecture firm, has  released proposals for a light railway station for Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Designers  proposed a fuselage-like metro station for a transport hub in the downtown area.

The outer skin of the building-a long tube enclosing a station on the city’s C-Line would be surfaced with ceramic tiles “developed in cooperation with local artists.”

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A number of railway projects are taking place in Saudi Arabia including a large urban system in Riyadh which the architecture company has also submitted designs for.

Snohetta has also been involved with designing a cultural centre for the kingdom.

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