PILSEN, CZECH REPUBLIC
The historic parts of the station are renovated with respect and the new parts are built with modern materials so that the new and the old are in harmony with each other. We are therefore proposing, for example, a change of colour. As was the case fifty years ago, the new interior will be dominated by sensitive and unobtrusive shades of grey, white and cream. This will give the station a new look and a lost refinement. The interior will be complemented by durable seating made from cast materials such as Corian. The paving will be made as a replica of the original historical paving.
The central ticket office and the information centre will undergo a major makeover. Passengers will be able to buy tickets from all transport companies in one place, which was not possible before. The upper hall will acquire the character of a shopping arcade. It will also be distinctly illuminated.
The key idea of the design is to connect the station with the city. A new feature will be a restaurant with a garden, which will enliven the currently unused space behind the station. Passengers will be able to enjoy lunch or dinner with a view of the trains. A new all-glass door will connect the exterior with the interior.
The main railway station is one of the architectural landmarks of the central part of Pilsen. The building is built in Renaissance and Art Nouveau style. It was inaugurated in 1907. Unlike most station buildings in the Czech Republic, it stands in the middle of the track. The station building has been listed since 2000.
Pilsen, Czech Republic