Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin’s main train station, is an elegant and efficient public space.
Its mainly glass train-shed allows lots of natural light into the building.
Organization of train services (regional S-Bahn trains top floor; regional, national and international services in the basement; local U-Bahn adjacent) makes transfers simple.
The large shopping and dining plaza on the two floors between train platforms encourages foot traffic.
Abundant public spaces and public art in, on and near the property add to the attractiveness of the building.
Every modern rail hub should aspire to be as welcoming.