T6 Tram Station

Viroflay, France

The underground stations of the T6 tram are dressed in Anstrude stone

For these majestic underground stations of Viroflay-Rive right and Viroflay-Rive gauche, the use of noble materials such as stone and wood have made it possible to create a soft and cozy atmosphere 25m underground.

It's our Anstrude stone, extracted in the Yonne, which was chosen to embellish the spaces of this underground world. All the holes in the tiles provided were cut with a water jet to better absorb noise, before being placed on invisible sound insulation. In total, these are more than 2,000m² of Anstrude stone slabs which dress this unique project, marked by technical prowess - the T6 was the first tramway on tires to use an underground tunnel.

The natural stone slabs supplied by Polycor:

  • 600m² of perforated tiles (69 × 99.3 × 5 cm) designed to absorb noise: the tiles are placed on an invisible soundproofing and have 63 holes of 4cm cut with water jet.
  • 1,500m² of unperforated slabs, with a format of approximately 69 × 99.3 × 5 cm.
  • 38m² of curved slabs for the vaults, laid with custom-made mechanical brackets.

“Viroflay is marked by major works of art from the SNCF. In the basement, we had to have this same quality and that the Viroflaysiens should be proud of it. (…) The materials used are only natural and noble materials of concrete, wood, steel and glass, chosen for their durability over time. In fact, the book will improve over time. We have very soft, very felted elements of wood on the ground. This raw wood will take some time to acquire a patina. The presence of wood is reinforced by the acoustically treated ceiling with wood as well. We obtained an acoustic quality that we rarely have in an underground space. "


Photo credits
Hugo Hebrard, Lucie Coursaget, ROCAMAT

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