Hijaz Railway Station
The railway station introduced a new building type into the country in what came to be viewed as a "modern Arab" style. The building has a symmetrical tri-partite street façade which central entrance leads into a grand hall and is similar in plan to many European railway stations of the time. The innovation is in the architectural expression of the crenellated arched openings and the detail in the stonework, referring to the geometric patterns and structure of older Syrian architecture, while including new elements such as a large clock. The building remains an important reminder of the beginning of a new regional style that lasted until the mid-century.
World Architecture a Critical Mosaic, Vol.5, Middle-East, pp. 14-15
Read also: Rami Daher writings on Hijaz Railway
Fernando de Aranda (by Alejandro Lago & Pablo Fernandez Cartagena)
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