For realizing horizontal projects such as roofs, bridges, walkways, underground applications, and any external space that requires additional light, a wide variety of pavers and tiles with thermal insulation, mechanical and fire resistance, and the ability to handle higher loads are readily available. Additional options include solar panels that power LED lights, and the Marseille roofing tile, designed for safety and maximum transparency.
The new station by the architect Santiago Calatrava has 9 tracks and 5 platforms (three of 450 m and two of 350 m). All the tracks around the station have been modernised to allow high speed arrival and departure. The new station is made of steel, glass and white concrete.
There is no dark underpass because glass block paving in the platforms above lets natural daylight in. This is the key characteristics of Calatrava‘s designs: the idea that it should be possible for daylight to flood every single part of a structure.