Continental Train Platform
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Architect Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners
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Location Waterloo Station, London, England   map
Date 1993   timeline
Building Type train station platform
 Construction System glass and steel
Climate temperate
Context urban transportation center
Style High Tech Modern
Notes "International Rail Terminal at Waterloo Station", with Anthony Hunt Associates, Engineers. Arching exoskelton over curving vault.


Photo, exterior overview

Photo, exterior overview

Photo, exterior overview
Discussion Continental Train Platform Commentary

"The design contains a number of innovative [engineering] features, most notably the use of tapering steel subelements."

— Angus J. MacDonald, Structure and Architecture.

Sources on Continental Train Platform

"Long-Span Structures", by Angus J. MacDonald, ArchitectureWeek No. 139, 2003.0326, pB1.2.

"Parametric Propogation of Form", by Peter Szalapaj, ArchitectureWeek No. 67, 2001.0919, pT1.1.

Angus J. MacDonald. Structure and Architecture. Architectural Press, 2001. ISBN 0750647930. — Available at

The Architectural Review, September 1993.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Continental Train Platform


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