Optimised layout for a contemporary, comfortable and safe station
Rotterdam’s outdated Oostplein metro station, part of the oldest and largest metro network in the Benelux, has been refurbished. Vandalism-proof, easy to clean and robust were at the top of the client’s wish list, with the proviso that the station still had to have a welcoming feel for travellers. Iv‑Bouw provided advice on the most efficient layout for the station and the integration of access gates into the design. The refurbishment has resulted in a contemporary, comfortable station where people feel safe, which enables travellers to get from A to B conveniently and quickly, and offers a pleasant environment to wait for the next train.