On the train station level a new 4th platform has been added and all the platform roofs have been replaced. The design concept for the new platform roofs provides a sense of light and space. Large roof lights, which together with the structural spans, add to a positive experience of the transfer platforms and surroundings. The elevated footbridge is fully integrated in the design, connecting the different platforms with each other and with the North entrance of the train station. The electrified system has also been integrated into the roof structure, giving a uniform appearance across all platforms.
The platform tunnel opened to the public in July last year, whilst construction of the transfer terminal will happen in two phases and is due to open for passengers in 2014. The contract signing with the contractor for the terminal building, Ballast Nedam / BAM, will take place today in Arnhem.
+ Project facts
Arnhem Central platform coverings
Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2009 – 2011
Client: ProRail, utrecht
Use: Platform roofs with integrated elevated footbridge for (high speed) train station
Gross Roof Area: approximately 8700 m2
Dimensions: 4 platform roofs of approximately 210 metres long, with varying widths from 9-14 metres
Structure and materials: steel, aluminum and cold formed glass roofs
Start of construction: 2009
Planned completion date: 2011
UNStudio, Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté and Marc Hoppermann, Marc Herschel, Derrick Diporedjo, Kristin Sandner, Rein Werkhoven
Contractor: BAM-Dura Vermeer
Photographer: Ronald Tilleman & Tim Snoek