Muntalaq Station


The building was interpreted as a three dimensional object, with no traditional distinction between the elevations and roof. As the epicenter of a large development, it is seen from several viewing angles, becoming a reference in the life of the city.

The program implied movement and movement implied change. Throughout the day (night) the building’s skin shifts in response to these changes. The facade lighting is used as a means of communicating with the city.

Our proposal was based on two elements present in the architectural concept; the palm and the dunes.

The bridge was lit recreating the light pattern in a palm leaf, stronger in the nerve and fading out along the leaves. In architectural terms, the cables were lit from above, rendering the structure in the night and revealing its rhythm. The main arch was lit to create a strong visual anchor and identifier.

The edge of the roof was lit to reveal its movement and enhance the unique character of the station. Hues of light change in response to the proximity of the train to the station, establishing a dialogue between the building, the users and the city; making passengers constantly aware of the events around them.