Underground Architecture – Westfriedhof U-bahn Station, Munich

Munich is a truly one of Germany’s most beautiful cities, but it is seldom that one can find such beauty below the streets of any city. The underground platform at the Westfriedhof U-Bahn Station is really something special.

The station was completed in 1998, but the lights were added later, in 2001. There are 11 large lamps which measure 3.80 meters in diameter and which bath the station in blue, red and yellow light, and uses the architectural quality of the lighting to structure the platform into different shades of colour. The walls and the ceiling are drenched in blue light and lend the station the character of a cave, whereas the platform itself remains bright and airy.

Incidentally, this is not the only underground station in Munich which is beautifully designed and an underground journey is highly rewarding.

The architect is Auer+Weber, and the lighting designer is Ingo Maurer.

Photo credit: “iStock.com”. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from Münchner Ubahn.

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