Altenessen-Mitte Underground station

Enriching the environment

KZA designed the entrance and station areas of the underground station in the north of Essen. The unusual feature of this underground station is that the platform level is naturally lit using a solar mirror, a so-called heliostat. Aboveground, passengers access the platforms via a prism-shaped glazed lift enclosure.

BDA commendation for good buildings 2003