kadawittfeldarchitektur complete salzburg central station austria kadawittfeldarchitektur complete salzburg central station austria
oct 21, 2013

kadawittfeldarchitektur complete salzburg central station austria

kadawittfeldarchitektur complete salzburg central station austria
image © taufik kenan
all images courtesy of kadawittfeldarchitektur



integrating the station into the city of salzburg in austria, architectural firm kadawittfeldarchitektur (aachen/graz) have added a curved platform roof that nestles respectfully next to the historic train hall. an overall master plan was applied to the surrounding area, which not only upgrades the original 1860s building, but also connects the boroughs on both sides of the tracks through a considered network of bridges and passageways. careful restoration of the intricately crafted, old transportation hall helps the site to become a new center of urban density within the city. forming a spacious and continuous roof surface above the platform area, the dynamic structure interprets the movements of the trains as they enter and disembark from the station. above the restored concourse, a landscaped urban plot and passageway help to link the various functions of the station and also provide necessary public space. pedestrian circulation routes have been enhanced through natural lighting and welcoming entrances. also the expansion of the underpass into a shopping gallery transforms a previously dark access pathway into an open, light-filled journey through the transport hub.



view over the platforms with the new roof structure
image © taufik kenan



the dynamic structure interprets the movements of the trains as they enter and disembark from the station
image © taufik kenan



a network of bridges and passageways connect to the boroughs on both sides of the tracks
image © taufik kenan



roofing with pneumatic air-cushions
image © taufik kenan



platform level
image © angelo kaunat



the central station upgrade helps to integrate the site into the city



site plan
image © kadawittfeldarchitektur



image © kadawittfeldarchitektur



plan of the platform level
image © kadawittfeldarchitektur



plan of the passage level
image © kadawittfeldarchitektur



project info:



architect: kadawittfeldarchitektur
project manager: aldrik lichtwark, dirk lange + holger giesen (deputy project manager)
project team: benjamin beckers, frank berners, christina delcour, ursula feld, jochen hansen, lutz langer, max schoeneich, kilian schuhmacher, kerstin tulke, denise venghaus, stephan völlings, torsten zu klampen
competition: aldrik lichtwark, patrick müller-langguth, guido schwark, alexander willems
client: öbb-infrastruktur ag
construction size: alteration of existing building 2.750m²; extension under platform 13.000m²; construction volume 57.500m³; platform area 19.000m²; platform roof area 23.400m²: roof area schallmoos 2.200m²
competition: 1999 – 1st prize
duration: 10-2009 – 2013/2014



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