wilhelm-leuschnerThis eye-catching, 420 foot long, 60 foot wide station concourse was awarded the city of Leipzig’s architecture award earlier this year. Designed by Swiss architect Max Dudler, it’s part of a new railway tunnel scheme that sees four new stations created by four different architects – at a price tag of almost one billion Euros. The German subway station opened just before Christmas.

“All functions such as seating, timetables and ticket machines have, in a sense, been subtracted from or carved out of the concrete cubes,” Dudler has said. “The seemingly endless repetition of the same element in the course of the slightly curved, light-filled hall increases the sensation of the dimensions of this already large structure.”

The metal grid formation of the Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz station is stunning; its backlit glass blocks are sure to make an impression, and all the station’s furnishings are arranged as geometrical concrete sculptures. If you’re in Leipzig, we recommend taking the subway.

See more pics below. Photos courtesy of Max Dudler