ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects has won a German Design Award 2019 with the design of the lightrailstation in The Hague, the Netherlands. The German Design Award is a prestigious international architecture and design award that is awarded annually by the German Design Council.

The lightrailstation has won the award in the category Excellent Communications Design - Architecture. The German Design Council: “The cantilevered roofing impresses with a unique construction that appears open and inviting and lends the building an unmistakable character.”

The showpiece of the station is the roof of the platforms, which consists of curved glass and steel. A covered walkway in the shape of an expressive canopy connects the new column-free lightrailstation with the main hall of The Hague Central Station. The light rail vehicles stop close to the main hall of the NS station, the canopy of the stop extends so that travellers can transfer quick and sheltered from the lightrailstation to The Hague Central Station.

The construction of the lightrailstation was managed by ProRail, commissioned by the municipality of The Hague, with contractor BAM Infra NL building the new station.

Photographs: Copyright Raoul Suermondt