Designed by Tucson-based architect Rick Joy, the Princeton Train Station is a tiny commuter rail station for a New Jersey Transit train line that serves the college town.
As part of a massive redevelopment of the southwest corner of the Princeton University campus, it will assemble the site for an arts center by Steven Holl Architects.
This project essentially is a 92 sqm chapel-like waiting room, with a steeply pitched roof and a somber colonnaded entrance, it looks different from every angle.
Inside, the space is filled with natural light, and amenities include wooden benches made by the studio of George Nakashima.
Along with the station, Joy designed several adjacent structures, including a new dark-metal clad convenience store.
Inspiration from architect:
The serene space distills the meditative qualities of a space of worship or a library, and its forms evoke the collegiate gothic buildings that define the campus without stooping to mere replication.