Top 10 Best Designed Train Stations in Europe

Liège-Guillemins Station

Location: Belgium

Architect: Santiago Calatrava

Built by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Liège-Guillemins Station has to be one of the world's most dramatic-looking railway stations in the world. With its vaulted glass and steel canopy that dips and rises over the station's five platforms, the station stretches for more than 145 metres. The canopy creates a station without facades, making it feel open and permeable.

Calatrava is something of a specialist in designing railway stations, having also worked on Zurich-Stadelhofen, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry, Lisbon Oriente. He has also previously designed airports - and his Sondika Airport airport in Bilbao is one of that city's many architectural gems.

All images: Luke Hayes

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