wUrck announced that the Stationsplein bicycle parking facility at the front of Amsterdam Central Station was officially opened. Design agency wUrck was responsible for the design of the bicycle shed, which was realized by contractor Max Bögl on behalf of the Municipality of Amsterdam. In addition, wUrck supervised the architectural components of the entire entrance, including several bridges.The bicycle shed is part of the completely renovated entrance area. The renewal of this part of the station area started in 2018. The official opening marks the end of this large-scale project and years of intensive collaboration. Starting tomorrow, around 7,000 cyclists will be able to park their carriages here and walk straight through to the metro distribution hall and train tunnel.Comfort was key to wUrck when designing the bicycle shed. The parking facility is located deep underground, which can discourage users from using it. The use of daylight and light, high-quality materials gives the bicycle shed a pleasant feeling. In addition, the main path of the bicycle shed has been designed as a 'street' and forms a direct connection to the metro and the station.The bicycle shed is not only partly underground, but also under the water. The bicycle shed has therefore been given the theme 'Water'. The cyclist steps into an imaginary oyster with a rough exterior of basalt and natural stone and a smooth, light interior. We collaborated with the Amsterdam Museum to build the city maps of 'De Horizon' - which cover the entire right wall - from 'pixels' of photos and paintings. These images show the connection between the city of Amsterdam and the water and are also incorporated in the Oculi (the round lighting fixtures in the ceiling of the main path). Both 'The Horizon' and the Oculi are not only artistic, but also serve as a means of orientation for the user.