Príncipe Pío Station
Restoring a Historic Train Station
Born out of the rebirth of a historic transit station in a bustling area of downtown Madrid, the award-winning Príncipe Pío retail center is an exciting convergence of urban transit and retail.
Sited at a critical junction of two subway lines, a regional train line and one of the city’s largest bus stations, a phased design program ensured that all transit lines continued to run during the construction of the challenging 37,000-SM project.
By painstakingly restoring the train station, the designers created a dramatic centerpiece around which the new construction was focused. An innovative glass dome provides an elegant entryway to the centre, allowing visitors to experience upscale shopping in the historic train station, or enjoy films and fine dining in the newly constructed entertainment wing.