Construction Systems

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Architects: Gerkan, Marg & Partner Hamburg, Germany
  • Completion: 1998
  • Client: ARGE Bahnhof Spandau, Achim, Germany
  • Scope of work: steel structure including glazing 
  • Cladding: 16.760 m² laminated safety glass, 4.750 m² dark glazing
  • Type of structure: 1.100 t steel, single-layer shell structure with square screen and diagonal tensile bracing

1 spandauFor the new traffic connexion Berlin - Hanover the old subway station Berlin-Spandau was transformed into a modern traffic centre with ICE connection. Four curved glass roofs of more than 400 m each, consisting of filigree shell structure, span the train platforms. Their single-layer structure consists of steel profiles connected by approx. 3.770 pre-stressed diagonal cables to form a shell structure. The single-layer laminated glass panels are directly supported on the steel structure and sealed with special silicone.
Approx. 10,000 panes on the outside are punctually secured with clamping plates against taking off due to wind suction.

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