Arnhem Central - Platform Roofs


Arnhem, Netherlands, 2006–2012

Arnhem Central converts several regional routes and high speed trains to Germany. As passenger numbers will continue to grow, the railway infrastructure is being substantially revitalized. On the train station level a new 4th platform will be added and all current platform roofs will be 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.

Client: ProRail, Utrecht
Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
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
Completion date: 2011
Photos: Ronald Tilleman, Christian Richters

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Engineering: Movares
Contractor: BAM-Dura Vermeer