Rio Piedras Underground Heavy Rail Station

Client: Puerto Rico Highways & Transportation Authority
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date: 1997 – 2005

The Rio Piedras Station is a stacked drift tunnel station with deep shafts and cut-and-cover entrances at each end. The headhouses were designed to blend with the historic buildings in the vicinity, while the internal system reflected the state of the art equipment, lighting, finishes, signage, etc. AVA worked closely with the local Community and State Historic Preservation office to implement façade design in the station headhouse fronting this historic Plaza de Recreo. Other headhouses were designed to blend with the context of the mixed commercial and residential uses of the neighborhood.

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