The Place Homme de Fer Station is the network center of the Tramway in
the city of Strasbourg in Alsace, France. In addition to the artistic beauty of this station,
the design of the tramway network's was part of a planning effort to reduce automobile usage.
With the construction of the tramway, the city center was "pedestrianised",
with park and ride facilities available at suburban stations in order to encourage motorists to use the
tram to access the city. The station space is adjacent to the main plaza of the
city, the Place Kléber.
The station was designed in 1994 by architect Guy Clapot, who
taught at the School of Architecture in Strasbourg while the station was built.
He was also an urban planner, so he was interested in public spaces more than
and he also redesigned the adjacent
Place Kléber. The station "canopy" is a circular green glass structure, 35m
across and with an open center. There are a number of stone
seating structures around
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