韦斯特罗斯交通中心(Västerås Travel Center)是在瑞典最大城市之一的中央地带建造的一座新基础设施枢纽。该中心犹如一个充满活力的城市节点和视觉地标,将连接韦斯特罗斯的各个街区和城市动线,同时在市中心创造一个新的公共目的地。

Västerås Travel Center is a new infrastructural hub in the heart of one of Sweden’s largest cities. Behaving like a dynamic urban node and visual landmark, the Travel Center will connect the neighborhoods of Västerås and the city’s flows and create a new public destination in the city center.

▼项目概览,general view © Playtime


▼示意图,diagram © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Västerås Travel Center will physically connect to the existing city structure and become a crucial link over the railroad, unite transportation functions, and welcome all visitors with one clear identity. The final design has now been revealed to the public and construction is slated to begin in 2022 and is expected to be finalized in 2025.

▼站台层,platform © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group


The raised corners of the Travel Center clearly mark the most important entries in relationship to the city’s flows. The roof answers dilemmas caused by the city’s ongoing development by connecting the transportation hub’s complex programs in a clearly readable unit.

▼抬高的角落指示出主要的入口 © Playtime
The raised corners clearly mark the most important entries


Placing the lowest point of the roof towards the middle over the center points of the bridges, the roof follows the Travel Center’s program, and does not encroach on any commercial surfaces. The roof shape meets the sweeping gestures of the ramps in low nodes over the track area, and a dramatic pull is created between the city center and Lake Mälaren.

▼屋顶的形式与低处节点内的宽阔坡道相交汇 © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
The roof shape meets the sweeping gestures of the ramps in low nodes over the track area


Terraces surrounding the Travel Center create natural connections to Vasaparken and Hamnparken, and meeting places that act as extensions of the city’s rooms, floors, parks, and streets. Visitors and locals can enjoy lookout points, meeting places, hang out spots, playful edges for skating, resting in the sun, WiFi zones, and seating to observe the city.

▼裙楼入口,podium entrance © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group


The boundary between inside and outside is blurred by the building’s glazed and long curved facades, ensuring light and openness at the building’s edges, while active facades increase the feeling of security. Biophilic spaces carry the landscape indoors, where travelers can move under a protective roof with platform connections down to the trains.

▼透明的立面确保了建筑各个方向上的采光与开放性 © Playtime
The building’s glazed and long curved facades ensure light and openness at the building’s edges


▼示意图,diagram © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

To let light in and circulate air, the ceiling has been sliced with a zigzag line, from one side to the other. This load-bearing design element extends the roof between the perimeter of the façade, creating an indoor landscape free of pillars for commercial programs to be designed without obstacles.

▼无柱式的室内景观,an indoor landscape free of pillars © Playtime


Along with the bus terminal and integrated platform area in Resecentrum is a bright, modern bicycle garage, travel services, commercial areas, restaurants, offices, event areas, and exhibition spaces. The resort’s facilities also include outdoor bicycle parking, taxi zones, areas for boarding and disembarking, as well as short-term parking. The new bus square will double the size of the current bus terminal, and have 37 stops for buses in public transport. The commercial bus traffic will be moved to the south side of the tracks.

▼巴士总站和公共休闲空间,bus terminal and outdoor public space © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

▼地面层,the street level © Playtime

▼轴测示意,diagram – axon © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

▼轴测拆解图,axon exploded © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Name: Västerås Travel Center
Size: 16.963 m2
Location: Västerås, Sweden
Client: Västerås municipality
Project type: Competition

Partner-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
Project Leader: Kamilla Heskje
Design Lead: Marie Lancon
Team: Aileen Koh, Allen Dennis Shakir, Anders Bruntse, Anders Holden Deleuran, Dalma Ujvari,Federica Fogazzi,Geetika Bhutani, Ida Linnea Elvira Maria Lujak, , Laura Wätte, Marius Tromholt-Richter, Yunus Alperen Basak
BIG Engineering: Indoom climate; Jesper Kanstrup Petersen (BIG E), Natasha Lykke Lademann Østergaard (BIG E)
Competition and Previous phases:
Project Leader: Kamilla Heskje
Team: Oscar Abrahamsson, Nicolas Millot, Camila Luise de Andrade Stadler, Gwendoline Eveillard, Franck Fdida, Giedrius Mamavicius, Andre Enrico Cassettari Zanolla, Camila Luise de Andrade Stadler,Cristian Teodor Fratila,Geoffrey Eberle, Ioana Fartadi Scurtu,Ipek Akin,Johan Bergström,Laurine Louisette Marie Alard,Luca Pileri,Magnus Garvoll,Malgorzata Mutkowska, Margarida Jéronimo,Martino Hutz,Megan Fiona Cumming,Ola Sobczyk,Ovidiu Munteanu,Peter Mortensen, Rasam Aminzadeh,Rihards Dzelme,Shin Saeki,Sofia Fors Adolfsson, Tyrone James Cobcroft,Yu Xun Zhang
Collaborators: Tyrens (Structure, geotechnics), Kragh & Berglund (Landscape), Rambøll (Projekteringsledelse), Rambøll (sustainability coordination), Sweco Architects AB (local architect), VAP (Trafficplanner), Afry (El.), Brandprojektering AB (Fire), Kadesjös (Ventilation), PQ Projektledning AB (cable management coordination), Structor Riskbyrån AB (risk managment), WSP (cost estimation)
Images: Courtesy of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and Playtime