Tianjin West Railway Station

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Location
Tianjin
Year
2011

The newly constructed west train station connects the north and south parts of the city Tianjin. A cylindrical shell, consisting of a diamond-shaped machined beam system, creates the almost 400 m long barrel-shaped roof. The shell is self-supporting and joined to the concrete structure along its edges using bending resistant connections. The facade is carried by a joist system in-between the diamond shapes. The front side was enclosed using a radial truss facade. The connection between the front side and the shell was designed so that only horizontal loads can be transferred in the direction of the shell. A lightweight, far-spanning truss structure spans the associated train station roofs.

Owner
TSDI (Third Railway Survey Design Institute)

Architect
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Scope of our work sbp
schematic design, detailed design

Cylindrical Shell
Widht: 114
Length: 344 m
Height: 37 m

GFA
179,000 m²

Material
steel

Photography
Christian Gahl

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