Railway Station Hardbruecke Zurich

Railway Station Hardbruecke Zurich, Swiss Building, Photos, Design, Project

Railway Station Hardbruecke Zurich

Rail Building Development in Switzerland – design by EM2N, Architects

15 Mar 2008

Railway Station Zurich

Design: EM2N

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photos © Hannes Henz

Railway Station Hardbruecke Zurich

About 3.35 Mio CHF are available for upgrading the railway station Hardbrücke. Selective measures are used to strengthen the identity of the railway station, facilitate the orientation and upgrade the areaway.

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photos © Roger Frei

Being visible for a long way two big illuminated panels tie the railway station to the fabric of the city. On the upper level of the Hardbruecke the panels establish a visual relationship across the road. Also the entrance to the station is marked by a large illuminated panel.

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The indoor spaces are being cleared and gain an evident visual appearance with a clearly arranged orientation system. The design of colours and signals are derived from the approved appearance of the SBB (FIS basic elements/colour trilogy red, blue, white).

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The space under the Hardbrücke in front of the ramp is used to form a spacious station hall. By reorganizing the parking lots and the access road the pedestrian area is extended and programmatically upgraded with a sandwich bar.

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Zurich Railway Station – Building Information

Project Name: Railway Station Hardbruecke Upgrading
Location: Zurich
Client: City of Zurich
Represented by the Office for Building Construction
Project Type: Station (station square, entrance ramp, cafebar, underground level, upper level, platforms)
Architects: EM2N: Mathias Mueller / Daniel Niggli, Zurich
Contractors:
Construction Management: Jaeger Baumanagement GmbH, Zurich
Structural Engineers: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG SIA/USIC
Lighting planners: Vogt und Partner Lichttechnische Ingenieure, Winterthur

Railway Station Hardbruecke Development – Dates:
Competition: 2004, 1st prize
Start of construction: Nov 2005 (Stage 1)
End of construction: Dec 2007 (Stage 3)
Outline: 3 Illuminated Panels, 1 Gastronomy, Refurbishment
Total Surface of Project: 5’650 m2
Costs: EUR 3 Mio

Railway Station Hardbruecke Zurich Photos © Roger Frei Architekturfotografie
Dipl. Arch. ETH, Hohlstrasse 150, 8004 Zürich
T 078 65 440 65 mail@rogerfrei.com www.rogerfrei.com

Railway Station Hardbruecke Zurich Photos © Hannes Henz
Architekturfotograf, Langmauerstrasse 42, CH-8006 Zürich, Switzerland
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Railway Station Hardbruecke Zurich architect : EM2N


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