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Station Antwerpen Centraal
Antwerp, Belgium

  • project Station Antwerpen Centraal
  • client Eurostation N.V.
  • lighting designer Selux Benelux N.V.
  • photographer Alain Franzolini

Each day, some 25,000 trav­ellers and 500 trains pass through Antwerp Cen­tral Sta­tion, one of the finest rail­way sta­tions in the world. It is known to locals as the Rail­way Cathe­dral”, mainly on account of its impos­ing dome. Opened in 1905, the sta­tion has been exten­sively redesigned over the past few years so that the sta­tion now oper­ates on three levels, includ­ing an under­ground sec­tion. As part of the ren­o­va­tion mea­sures, its stone sta­tion build­ing has been fitted with an elab­o­rate light­ing system. In keep­ing with the building’s eclec­tic style, the impos­ing sta­tion build­ing is now adorned with Olivio accent light­ing. With their 14-metre high poles and min­i­mal­ist shape, the lights ensure a mas­ter­ful look by day yet with­out dom­i­nat­ing the sur­round­ings.

  • Olivio is an impressive, highly efficient lighting concept for urban living environments. The versatility of this product family enables individual design solutions to create functional and atmospheric lighting. Three luminaire sizes (Grande, Medio, and Piccolo) are combined with the extremely flexible Universal Mount design. Olivio is available as a Bollard, or Universal, Candelabra, Sistema, and Sistema 2 mountings - ensuring versatility with a cohesive look. Olivio is also available as a Solar solution, further expanding its usage to remote locations.
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