Bus Station Roof Structure in Halle (Saale), Germany
The architectural highlight of the Halle (Saale) bus station includes stylish canopies over the bus platforms. The continuous lights integrated at the roof edges are a real eye-catcher, especially at night.
City of Halle (Saale), Germany
zapf & co. – structural engineering GmbH, Strausberg, Germany
Temme // Obermeier GmbH
Model Data of the Top Layer
The canopies consist of steel structures with arched roofs. PVC-PES membranes and mesh fabric provide protection against the elements, such as rain and snow.
The 4-million-euro bus station renovation includes important attention to accessibility.
Dlubal customer zapf & co. performed the structural analysis, detailed design, and membrane work planning. RSTAB was used for the membrane calculation.
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