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Brutalist train station
A brutalist train station
About this creation
It has now been featured on several sites including:

BBC Lancashire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-21026838

Save Preston Bus Station
http://www.facebook.com/saveprestonbusstation

Twentieth Century Society
http://www.c20society.org.uk/2013/01/14/preston-bus-station-as-youve-never-seen-it-before/

This building is a brutalist train station, based on Preston Bus Station. At the front of the building curved balconies form the unique look of the structure and overhang the entrance.
Inside (pictures to be added shortly) contains a waiting area and ticket desks. The platform itself is open air and the glass walls slide open, allowing a better look inside.
There are two levels of car parks above the station. This is built using SNOT techniques and has a ramp leading from one floor to another. More pictures will be added soon.


Closer view of the curved balconies. The animal tails are used to mimic the appearance of the ones at the real bus station


Brutalism is one of my favourite styles of architecture and this latest building is based on Preston Bus Station which is sadly facing demolition.
This building has been difficult to construct, mainly due to getting the look of the curved balconies right


The curved balconies of the car park with blue sky above. This was taken on a day where heavy snow is later forecast


On the platform these two workers are fixing a broken vending machine with a police officer to the left.
Behind the glass wall is the waiting room and concourse. There is a ramp behind two turnstiles allowing access. This glass also slides out of the building so the interior can be accessed

This police officer on the platform of the brutalist bus station is from the latest series minifigures

UPDATE:
Here is the train station after a night of heavy snowfall:

















Comments

 I like it 
  January 24, 2013
Excellent rendition of an important building, a shame it's not more appreciated. I'm a fan of this style, with the caveat that I've never had to live in a tower block...
 I like it 
  January 14, 2013
Impressive!
 I like it 
  January 14, 2013
This looks incredible! What an awesome building - can't wait for more photos. I can't say I share your love of the building style in real life though - they might look good in 1965 but quickly end up as decaying lumps of dingy grey. 5/5 for yours though : )
 I like it 
  January 14, 2013
It looks great, I really cant wait to see more of it. Darn that snow! Actually, melting it would be more productive.
 I made it 
  January 14, 2013
Hi thanks for the comments. Ill be adding more pictures shortly as the building is currently sitting in my garden at the mercy of heavy snowfall.
 I like it 
  January 14, 2013
Love it! I hope more wider photos!
 I like it 
  January 14, 2013
Wow, great work!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
It looks beautiful, very promising, are your trains for this posted? can t wait until you show more, I like the distributing machines, I did some as well, I put 2 in mine, I m almost finished, you can see my xl-5 passenger train as well, good luck!!!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Very realistic!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Impressive build, I think you achieved the brutalist look - the third pic looks almost real. Top stuff!
 
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