WAA complete the first half of the IJhal in Amsterdam
Today in Amsterdam, the first section of the IJhal–the main pedestrian passageway within the city's main train station–officially opened to the public. The IJhal creates a more welcoming 'gateway' to the city for passengers, by simplifying the connections between numerous public transportation types. Rounded-reflective elements adorn its ceiling; they mirror the shimmering sunlight that refracts upon on the IJ's surface, throughout the IJhal, in a nod to the city's historic relationship with water. Curved glazing mimics the ceiling elements, which soften the corners of intersecting passageways. The station's new bus terminal–located directly above the IJhal–can now be accessed, via voids of stairs and escalators, each with winter-hearty hanging gardens.
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