Umea on the move

Before leaving Umea I took the time to go and visit Umea’s newest train station.  It sits like a jewel in a somewhat banal, industrial feeling area near the hospital in Umea.  Much of the construction happening in Umea is not only due to the quickly growing University of Umea but also due to the fact that Umea is going to be the ‘Culture capitol of Europe‘ in 2014. Infrastructure upgrades are the first important step in getting a city of around 200,000 people ready to host a large event like this.  Once you’ve had a look at these images I think you’ll agree that it’s a great resolution – all glass, light and airy and not overly complicated for the sake of it.  Also the heavy use of locally sourced naturally finished timber supports still give this otherwise modern station a Scandinavian feel.  Enjoy

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