Cool morning Child off The old design with pyramidal roof at the entrance to the station. The design has a number of joints, which might have led to water leakage during rain. Calcutta airport ‘ s roof has many joints and its leaks during rain The design of India’s deepest station has been tweaked to make it’s roof ” waterproof” and greener and energy friendly station. East West Metro’s Howrah station — which will be 30m deep, equal to 10 storeys — had its first design created in the middle fo 2017. The canopy for the main entrance to the station was pyramidal in shape.” Maintenance of the roof will be difficult because of so many joints. There might be water leakage during rain. So, we decided to change the design. The new design has a flat roof with geometrical skylights,” said Debashis Dey, lead architect of Afcons, Calcutta, the construction company building the station. Dey and three other architects prepared the new design, drawing inspiration from a Chinese railway station The entrance level where there will be no air- conditioning. During the day, the skylights will ensure abundant natural light The new design with flat roof The entrance level will have perforated screen walls for ventilation. Architect Dey said this was done to save energy. The concourse level below will have air conditioning A bird ‘ s- eye view of the proposed station ‘ s canopy and ancillary building area. The station will be located between platforms 15 and 16 of Howrah station and in front of the divisional railway manager ‘ s building. The new design has provisions for landscape
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