The nominees for the Daylight Award 2014 have been announced. The Daylight Award is the biennial Award – of the Living Daylights Foundation – for those architectural projects in which an optimum is reached between daylight, artificial light and the spatial design.
The jury in this yearâ€™s edition of the award has, out of 80 contenders, nominated Rotterdam Centraal station as one of the 5 projects that excel.
â€˜Incorporation of natural light, the warmth of the sunâ€™s rays and a modern look are important elements in the design. The largely transparent roof structure which covers all the tracks over a length of 250 meters, flood the platforms with light.
When entering through the city side of the bright and uplifting ceiling of the station hall guides travelers by allowing them a direct view of the trains. Travelers are guided by a direct view of the trains and by the daylight that penetrates into the travelerâ€™s passage via the huge voids that extend through the transparent roof platform and down to the stairs.â€™
The prize winner will be made known on September 22ndÂ at the Light Congress 2014 in the World Forum Congress building The Hague.
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