New station for the Healthcare Campus
The U35 line was renamed CampusLinie U35 in summer 2011 and now the next piece in the puzzle is about to be added to the Healthcare Campus: a station of its own on the CampusLinie U35. The jury’s decision was announced in mid-December. The winners are two architect’s offices based in Bochum – wbp Landschaftarchitekten and Banz + Riecks, who developed the design for the new station together. A long white roof will be the main feature of the new station. The varied positioning of the windows is supposed to resemble a DNA sequence. The tunnel below the platform will be lit up by lots of lamps in pale colours. It is hoped that this will make the station more attractive and welcoming, even after dark.
The new station will provide a direct link to both the Healthcare Campus and the BioMedical Science Park, at the same time as reducing travel time to the northern section of the Ruhr University and the BioMedical Science Centre from the CampusLinie. This represents a further major step for the infrastructure of the Healthcare Campus and the BioMedical Science Park Bochum.