Construction on the Tren Maya Tulum Station is expected to begin in January 2022.
The spectacular station is being built as part of the Tren Maya, a 1,525-kilometer intercity railroad planned for the Yucatan Peninsula on a circuit the runs between Cancun and Palenque in Chiapas.
Designed by Mexican architecture firm Aidia Studio, the station will provide services for passengers from Cancun to an extension of the rail line in Tulum. The structural engineering work for the impressive 14,400-square-meter facility. will be carried out by Project & Calc.
The Tulum station design features a perforated roof design made of steel structures and glass-reinforced concrete panels covering the platforms and concourse. The engineered mesh will be glazed to keep out rain and will be fixed with wood on the interior.
Deezen publications quote Aidia Studio founders Rolando Rodriguez-Leal and Natalia Wrzask as saying, “To deal with these inclement weather conditions, we envisioned a large, open, glazed lattice roof in strategic locations, allowing for semi-open public spaces that function without mechanical ventilation. “
The roof style includes smaller openings to allow for ventilation and sunlight. The station will include a mezzanine with stores and restaurants above the sidewalks and rail lines. According to the study, the station is designed to occupy a limited amount of landscaped space.
Rodriguez-Lille and Wrzask added: “The eye-shaped footprint, the widest in the center where the station’s main functions converge, appears to be the most efficient use of space. This was enhanced by taking up as little space as possible next to the tracks and compensating by stacking the overall station program on top of the platforms.”
Construction work on the Tulum station is expected to be completed in June 2023.
Source: En Cambio Quintana Roo