Railways as a vehicle of urban transformation, past and present of the train station.

Kateřina Čechová, MSc. Arch.

The paper analyses the impact of railway development on the European city, and compare the impact it had in the middle of the nineteenth century and it has nowadays. The core question is: Is there any transformative force in the contemporary nature of train station, affecting the urban structure in any way comparable to the force of the nineteenth century train stations? Is there any reconfiguration of urban patterns present in the contemporary city, that can be granted to the railway station of present times? The urban transformation is illustrated on several case studies, such as Prague Masaryk station, London King´s Cross and Vienna Hauptbahnhof.

Za obsah této stránky zodpovídá: prof. Dr. Henri Hubertus Achten