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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Central Station in Salzburg, Austria by kadawittfeldarchitektur

November 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur

Salzburg Central Station is one of two large-scale projects bringing the capital expenditure program of the ÖBB to completion. In the year 1999, the design of kadawittfeldarchitektur (Aachen/Graz) won a two-phase surveyed competition between 12 teams of architects. In order to integrate the station into the city, the task was not only to arrange the railway tracks anew. In particular, there was the task of integrating the historic train station from 1860 with its “authentic” appearance into a master plan that newly connects the boroughs on both sides of the tracks through several bridges and passageways.

Image Courtesy © Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

  • Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Project: Central Station
  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Photography: Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

Construction Volume

  • Alteration Central Station: 2.764m²
  • Extension under platform: 13.000m²
  • Construction volume: 57.500m³
  • Platform area: 19.000m²
  • Platform roofed area: 23.400m²
  • Roof area Schallmoos: 2.200m²
  • Realization: 10, 2009 – 2013, 2014
  • Client: ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
  • Project Managment: Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Aldrik Lichtwark
  • Deputy Project Manager:  Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Dirk Lange, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Holger Giesen
  • 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
  • Project team competition: Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Patrick Müller-Langguth, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Aldrik Lichtwark, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Alexander Willems, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Guido Schwark
  • Competition: Aldrik Lichtwark, Patrick Müller-Langguth, Guido Schwark, Alexander Willems
  • Structural Engineering: wernerconsult Ziviltechniker GmbH,  ZEMLER + RAUNICHER ZT-GmbH, wHERBRICH CONSULT Ziviltechniker m.b.H.

Image Courtesy © Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

The conversion operations include the optimisation of the track access and roofed enclosures for new platforms within the existing train station, as well as the reconstruction of the historic entrance hall and the historic platform hall. The existing pedestrian underpass is extended into a dynamically landscaped urban space with airy height, connecting from Elisabethvorstadt to the newly constructed entry of Schallmoos.

Image Courtesy © Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

The new dynamic platform roofs and the delicate 1908 historic platform halls form a surprising and comfortable large configuration. The tracks as well as the platforms are covered mainly in glass, transparent membrane roofs, and pneumatic air-cushions. Thus a bright and transparent station hall is created with totally new characteristics. Perpendicular to the platform, a passageway accessible via the historic station hall opens underneath the tracks up to the above area, and broadens the view underneath of the historic vaults of the platforms.

Image Courtesy © Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

The last two tracks will be finished within next weeks. In the middle of 2014 the missing part of the passageway and the new entry in Schallmoos will complete the connection between the two city districts on either side of the tracks.

  • Synthesis of memorial and modernity in a major project of public transport.
  • New Central Station as an initiator for the city development
  • Coordination of interests and involvement of owner, planners, monument preservation, and city administration. Public communication of planning decisions & civic participation.
  • Conversion during ongoing operation

Image Courtesy © Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

Image Courtesy © kadawittfeldarchitektur

Image Courtesy © kadawittfeldarchitektur

Image Courtesy © Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

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