School children are set to give Eilendorf station a whole new look, thanks to an art competition that is a great example of the Citizens’ Rail approach.
Eilendorf is one of our target stations in Aachen (Germany). As part of Citizens’ Rail, the local community has helped to plan major improvements at the station. Now pupils from Maria Montessori Gesamtschule Aachen are getting ready to make a big impact of their own.
Aachen City Council has run a competition with the school to produce artistic designs to brighten up the station’s shelters, noise reduction wall, entrance and signage. The children visited the station to take a look for themselves and get inspired. They then produced a wide range of concepts, from which the winners (see below) were picked by a panel of judges from the City Council, the school, Deutsche Bahn and other project partners.
As the next step in the project, the pupils will be returning to the station later this month with paint brushes in hand, ready to turn their vision into reality…
The pupils explore the station and surrounding neighbourhood on their site visit:
The winning design for the station shelter:
The winning design for the noise reduction wall:
Check back soon to see the finished artwork…