IN The sleepy station in Liege impresses with its futuristic shape. Its construction began in the year 1996. The grand opening took place on 18 September 2009 a year. The design was entrusted to one of the world's greatest architects, Santiago Calatrava. His goal was to create a 21st century station.
Designing the station Calatrava abandoned the traditional form of the building, closed on each side with facades, and created a structure without walls. The roof has become a key element, providing protection against weather conditions. The gentle curve of the roof refers to the line of the surrounding Cointe Hills. Its dimensions are impressive: 200 meters long and 35 meters high. The basis for this giant is 39 steel arches. The station serves 36 thousand passengers a day. The cost of this gigantic investment was around 300 million euros.