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Arnhem Central, Platform Roofs, under construction – UNSudio - Netherlands

Arnhem Central, Platform Roofs, under construction – UNSudio - Netherlands

Arnhem Central, Platform Roofs, under construction – UNSudio – Netherlands

Architect: UNStudio: Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté and Marc Hoppermann, Marc Herschel, Derrick Diporedjo, Kristin Sandner, Rein Werkhoven

Engineering: Movares

Contractor: BAM-Dura Vermeer

Visualisations: rendertaxi, Aachen

Client: ProRail, Utrecht

Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands

Use: Platform roofs with integrated elevated footbridge for (high speed) train station

Gross Roof Area: Approximately 8700 m²

Dimensions: 4 platform roofs of approximately 210 meters long, with varying widths from 9-14 meters

Structure and materials: steel, aluminum and cold formed glass roofs

Start of construction: 2009

Planned completion date: 2011

Arnhem Central converts several regional routes and high speed trains to Germany. As passenger numbers will continue to grow, the railway infrastructure is being substantially revitalized. On the train station level a new 4th platform will be added and all current platform roofs will be replaced. The design concept for the new platform roofs provides a sense of light and space. Large roof lights, which together with the structural spans, add to a positive experience of the transfer platforms and surroundings. The elevated footbridge is fully integrated in the design, connecting the different platforms with each other and with the north entrance of the train station. The electrified system has also been integrated into the roof structure, giving a uniform appearance across all platforms.