Hauptbahnhof Salzburg, Austria
Through an expansion of the underpass into a shopping gallery, access to the trains is enhanced by natural lighting over the generous platform entrances, from a dark access space to an open pedestrian zone. The new organisation of the Salzburg train station becomes an urban density project that not only serves the mobility and comfort of the traveller but also creates a public space and connects various districts of the city.
The authentic integration of the existing historic structures into the new overall scheme for the central station in Salzburg lends the complex it´s unique, fascinating character. Following the tracks, the curved platform roofs nestle at a respectful distance against the carefully restored, intricately constructed historic platform hall and form a spacious, continuous roof surface above the platforms. This dynamic spatial construct interprets the movements of the trains that are entering or slowing down, and thus gives the station its unmistakable appearance. Above the restored historic concourse, a dynamically landscaped urban space with airy height, the Passage, not only links the various levels and functions of the station project, but also provides essential urban impulses as a connection between the two city districts on either side of the tracks.
The Terminal Station becomes a Throughway Station and the island-like station of the central perron, dating back to 1909 and built for the purpose of customs clearance, was abandoned.
With its new entrance, Salzburg’s main railway station is given a facelift in the Schallmoos district. The result is a striking new entrance that redefines the city-side of the station and highlights the overall effect of the station project.
The 120-metre-long and up to 25-metre-deep curved roof at the new entrance is an urban landmark highlighting the new arrival and departure area on the once forgotten side of the station.
The authentic integration of the existing historic structures into the new scheme of Salzburg’s main railway station gives the complex a distinct and fascinating character. The curved roof elements, stretching along the platforms, almost reach up to the carefully restored, intricately designed historic station hall and form a large surface above the platforms.
|Construction time / duration
2009 – 2014
Central station, Infrastructure
Special statics membrane and pneumatic roofs:
polis Award 2019 – Nominierung; Energieeffiziente Nichtwohngebäude in NRW – Auszeichnung 2019;