Glasdächer Dresden

Glass Canopies

“Wiener Platz” tram station in Dresden has now been used as the model for two new tram stops in the city. The first of these stations, known as the “Kesselsdorfer Straße” stop, features two glass canopies that measure approximately 50 m long, 4.50 m wide, stand around 4 m above ground level and are flanked by tracks on both sides. The canopies’ supporting structure is situated above the glazing and consists of a torsion tube and a number of steel struts. The entire construction is held up by round steel columns that are spaced every 7.50 m along the platform. Additional shelter for the rear of the waiting area is provided by glass walls that are approximately 2.50 m tall. The second station, named the “Bahnhof Strehlen/Oskarstraße” stop, includes a total of five smaller passenger shelters that are each protected by a glass roof and glazing at the back and sides. The steel supporting structure for these shelters is also placed above or exterior to the glazed surfaces themselves. Resting on cylindrical footings, the different shelters measure approximately 6.25 m and 11.25 m in length and are around 2 m wide and 2.50 m tall.

Architecture
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)

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

Client
Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB), Dresden/Germany

Photography
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

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