Among several high-profile Adamson projects that have had their big reveal this year, Canary Wharf Station is likely the one that has been seen – and enjoyed – by the largest number of people.
The project is one of ten new stations that comprise London’s new Elizabeth Line, which – it was recently announced – has provided travellers with 14 million more journeys than projected since opening in late May. The line's impressive passenger numbers make Canary Wharf Station a highly visible development – despite the fact that it’s built not just under ground, but under water. Hidden below oversite development Crossrail Place, for which Adamson collaborated with design architects Foster + Partners, the station box sits in the waters of Canary Wharf's North Dock, reaching 28 metres below ground level.
For those who haven’t had the chance to travel the new transit artery, or see the station in person, Transport for London has produced a video series documenting the design and architecture of the Elizabeth Line. Senior Associate Michael Gore takes viewers through Adamson’s design of the station in a recent installment, which can be viewed here.