Architect: N. Foster
Style: High Tech
Metro Bilbao is the metropolitan railway that runs on both sides of the estuary. Its area of influence covers the whole conurbation of Bilbao, with a population of a million inhabitants, called “Gran Bilbao” (Greater Bilbao). Its construction is totally done in steel, concrete and glass. The stations are based on curved prefabricated concrete panels, all the furniture is made of steel, and the gates of glass.
Metro Bilbao has even been defined as the “lingerie of Bilbao”, and even though its not a young construction any more, it keeps an attractive and modern image.
Gates are popularly named “Fosteritos” (“little Fosters”) as a tribute to their architect, Norman Foster. Their straightforward design makes them attractive and easily recognizable, and the use of steel and glass fulfils the requirements of an ample and comfortable urban design.
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