An urban design and architecture study for the Jaarbeurs square in Utrecht, which creates a visual and function relation between the public space and the levels below. The new Jaarbeurs square will create a high quality outdoor space. It provides a pleasant environment to stroll, a well-functioning station square in terms of logistics and a green gesture in a otherwise ‘stony’ environment.
By letting the square slope, all the space underneath is used to facilitate program like parking, town hall and conference halls. The infrastructure associated with a station comes together within the square. The built program is intensified, making the area a more interesting place to be and makes the urban area more robust. The Jaarbeurs square gives identity to the West Station Area and provides liveliness.