The Guillemins Station in Liège
The Liège-Guillemins Station is the main railway station of the city of Liège. The station is situated at the end of different Belgian railway crossings. In passenger numbers it is the 10th busiest station in Belgium and the second most busy station in Wallonia, after Ottignies and Namur.
The station is named after the Guillemins district, in which it lies. This district is again referred to the monastery order of the Guillemins, which founded a monastery there in 1287.
After an international competition to design a new train station, the project went to the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Calatrava's designs are famous, certainly its previously designed stations. He designed the Stadelhofen station in Zurich, the Lucerne station, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry TGV station, the Oriente Lisbon intermodal station and the PATH station in New York.
The station is made of steel, glass, white concrete reinforced with Belgian blue hardstone. It has a monumental overhang of 160 m long and 35 m high. The date of delivery was originally scheduled for April 2006. But due to the complexity of the building eventually the opening of the station took place on Friday, September 18, 2009.
Near to the station there is a walking bridge that will take you straight to the 'Parc de la Boverie'.