Glass Canopies

Following on from the “Wiener Platz” stop, two further tram stops in Dresden were realised by Werner Sobek. The “Kesselsdorfer Straße” stop consists of two glass roofs on both sides of the tracks. They are approx. 50 m long, 4.50 m wide and are located approx. 4 m above the ground. Their load-bearing structure consists of steel trusses and a torsion tube. All load-bearing elements are located above the glazing. The round steel supports of the roofs are spaced at 7.50 m intervals. In addition, the waiting area is protected by approx. 2.50 m high glass walls at the back.

Once with Glass Walls…

The stop “Bahnhof Strehlen/Oskarstraße” consists of a total of five smaller passenger shelters with roof, back and side glazing. Here, too, the supporting steel structure is located above or outside the glazing. The shelters are 6.25 m and 11.25 m long, approx. 2 m wide and 2.50 m high and are based on pipe foundations.

…Once with Roof, Back and Side Glazing

The light rail shelters are a good example of the diversity covered by Werner Sobek’s facade engineering.

Glasdächer in Dresden

Architects Körnerweg, Prof. Langner von Hatzfeldt, Dresden/Germany

Planning time
2016 − 2017

Construction time
2019 − 2020

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6 acc. to HOAI)
  • Facade engineering (WP 1 − 6 acc. to HOAI)

225 m² (Kesselsdorfer Straße)
80 m² (Station Strehlen/Oskarstraße)

Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB), Dresden/Germany

Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

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