Within the ambition of the project “Pleasant Waiting” as set by ProRail, in combination with NS Poort, Fokkema & Partners designed a square and waiting facilities for Station Tilburg University.
The area around the station was originally mainly determined by its functional organization, lacking identity. Travelers, mostly students and young people assessed the station in a negative way.
Fokkema & Partners redesigned the square with comfortable benches, a hangout for skaters and gave the existing hexagonal station building a new look and function as a kiosk. Following these interventions the cohesion and social security in the area are fortified. The wait is now perceived as pleasant by daily commuters.