Network Rail and RIBA Announce Railway Station Design Competition Winner

Edinburgh-based architectural practice, 7N Architects, has won a competition to shape Britain’s future railways, Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced.

The contest asked architects, engineers and designers from across the world to suggest how small to medium-sized stations could improve the travel experience of millions of UK rail passengers. More than 200 entries from designers based in 34 countries were submitted.

7N Architects' railway station visualisation
7N Architects’ railway station visualisation

7N’s winning entry considers the needs of both passengers and local communities. The station frontage includes a clock tower, which serves as a local landmark and a space for social activities. Beyond the station entrance, platform canopies provide shelter for passengers. The station’s modular design can be integrated into a variety of locations that complement the local landscape.