Arnhem Central - Transfer Hall


Arnhem, Netherlands, 1996–2015

The Transfer hall is the central piece of the Arnhem Central Masterplan, linking different programmes and levels. The building shelters the facilities and waiting areas for the trains, trolley buses and bus station, as well as commercial areas and a conference centre, and serves as the linking hub between these transportation modes, the city centre, the Coehoorn area, the parking garage and the office plaza.

Client: ProRail bv
Location: Stationsplein 38, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Gross Building surface: 21.750 m2
Building volume: 90,000 m3 
Capacity: Transfers per day 110.000 
Photography: ©Hufton+Crow, ©Siebe Swart, Construction: ©Ballast Nedam / Bam

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Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté, and Misja van Veen, Marc Hoppermann, René Toet, Kristoph Nowak, Tobias Wallisser, Nuno Almeida, Marc Herschel, Rein Werkhoven, Matthew Johnston, Sander Versluis, Derrick Diporedjo, Ahmed El-Shafei, Juliane Maier, Daniel Gebreiter, Uli Horner, Freddy Koelemeijer, Kirstin Sandner.

Advisors and Contractors Public Transport Terminal

Design and Tender Phase
Structural engineer: Arup Amsterdam (transport terminal), Van der Werf & Lankhorst (bus station, parking garage and office square)
MEP / Installations: Arcadis
Fire and life safety: DGMR Bouw BV
Lighting: Arup Lighting
Wayfinding: Bureau Mijksenaar
Tender specifications: ABT

Engineering and Construction Phases:
Structure of Pedestrian Tunnel
Main Contractor: Besix-Welling
Structural engineer: Arcadis (tender design)

Public Transport Terminal Phase 1 & Finishes of Pedestrian Tunnel
Main Contractor: Bouwcombinatie BAM Ballast Arnhem Centrum VOF (BBB, BAM & Ballast Nedam)
Structural engineer: Arup Amsterdam
MEP / Installations: BAM Techniek, Unica

Public Transport Terminal Phase 2
Main Contractor: BouwCombinatie OV-Terminal Arnhem (BCOVTA, BAM & Ballast Nedam)
Structural engineer: BAM Advies & Engineering, ABT
MEP / Installations: BAM Techniek, Unica