Chosen as the winning proposal among seven other competition finalists, the “Vamos” project is a design for Donostialdea metro-station entrances. It is promoted by the Basque Government and is currently in the drafting stage of the construction process. The aim of the competition was to deliver a design that will attract the attention of users of the future suburban transit system and help those residing in the areas it serves to easily identify it. The selected design is intended to become a “new icon” of the city.
Designed by Snøhetta, the winning proposal is a coral-like sculpture inspired by the sea, made from stainless steel and adorned with thin sheet of glass. The goal was to design an entrance for the Metro Dinostielda based on the notion of openness. It is based on a continuous movement, with the design element acting as a ceiling structure at one point, and a roof sheltering the main stairs at another. It describes the transition between two states and connects the city life to the metro world.