z THE TREN MAYA STATION IN TULUM IS ALREADY A FACT

THE TREN MAYA STATION IN TULUM IS ALREADY A FACT


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Aidia Studio designed the perforated ceiling made of structural steel and glass-reinforced concrete panels to enclose the platforms and the lobby. The geometric grid will be glazed in places to prevent rain and lined with wood on the inside. The study designed the station to respond to the climate of Tulum, which has a tropical climate characterized by high temperatures, humidity and a rainy season. "To cope with this extreme climate, we envisioned a large open lattice roof, glazed in strategic locations, allowing spaces semi-open publics that function without mechanical ventilation, "said study founders Rolando Rodríguez-Leal and Natalia Wrzask. The roof will be made of steel and concrete with some areas of glazing. Smaller openings in areas that receive the midday sun are integrated into the ceiling pattern, which is designed to create locations shaded and allow the sea breeze to flow through the station. The ceiling is higher in the middle to accommodate a second level of shops and restaurants on a mezzanine level above the rail lines and platforms. "The motifs on both the exterior and interior are reminiscent of traditional Mayan geometric patterns," explained Aidia Studio. The lattice roof will allow sunlight and breeze to enter the station. Aidia Studio said they were eager to make sure the station took up as little space in the landscape as possible. "An eye-shaped footprint, wider in the center where the station's main functions converge, seemed like the most efficient use of space," they explained. "This was improved by taking the smallest possible area adjacent to the tracks and offsetting by stacking the station's public program on the platforms." A mezzanine with shops and a restaurant will cross the platforms of the Tulum train station

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The station is part of the Mayan Train, a plan to build a 1,525-kilometer interurban railway through the Yucatan Peninsula in a circuit between Palenque and Cancun. This station would serve the section of the line from Cancun to Tulum. The construction of the Tulum train station is due to begin in January 2022 and be completed by the end of 2023. Recent projects in the seaside town include a pink apartment complex, vacation residences with swimming pools on the roof and a bamboo yoga pavilion.

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