148 страниц. 2010 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing This project aims to study Amsterdam''s central train station, Amsterdam Centraal Station, and identify its current strengths and shortcomings as a multi-modal transit center and as a key element of the city core of Amsterdam. It further examines and proposes potential architectural and urban improvements to address the strengths and shortcomings found, and to strengthen the site''s functionality and identity within the city. Several key areas are explored: The lost connection between the city core of Amsterdam and the waterside behind the station and possible methods for restoring or strengthening that connection; ways to better integrate and connect the various modes of transport served by the station; and the potential role of the station site in tying together the recent development areas in the western and eastern docklands. The proposed solutions aim to redefine the station as a true city gateway (stadspoort), an urban center, and an efficient twenty-first century transit hub.