London-based studio Kamvari Architects has won a competition to design a series of innovative wooden cabins along the Trans-Siberian railway, the world’s longest railway line.
One end of each structure bears resemblance to a traditional cabin, while the other rises up, akin to a slender wooden trunk or a church steeple.
“Building on traditional forms combined with the dynamic nature of the railway, the building forms seek to express the speed of the train versus the stillness of the stations, creating a timeless and calm interior which reflects local traditions and values,” the architects said in a statement.
“The project implemented a traditional construction and form with a strong silhouette and strong geometry, making it a bold and recognisable landmark that wouldn’t be out of place along this historic railway route,” the jury commented.
According to project delivery firm CDS NORD, which initiated the project, the first pit stop is due to be constructed at the start of 2018.
The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways with a length of 9,289 kilometres, connecting the Russian capital, Moscow, with the Russian Far East.