The scheme at the new Clichy-Montfermeil station includes a new public square as well as an underground station sheltered underneath a pergola roof, with natural light brought into the space using a large skylight that opens out into the atrium below, bathing the entire metro station in natural sunlight. Long, zigzagging escalators provide access to the ticket hall and platforms, crisscrossing through the entire layout. the layout produces increased interaction between passers-by, making the passenger the foreground, and the metro station, the background. The main attractive feature of the station however is its highly vibrant and geometrically-designed canopy, that continues as the walls of the atrium which further leads to the train platforms which are situated four stories below. The platforms will be illuminated by a semi-transparent wooden facade and large skylights. Flexibility for future programming, station visibility, and the presence of nature are all major influencing aspects of the design.