„Golden Eye“ in Graz

Shortway Traffic Station Graz Graz / Austria / 2012

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After a construction period of 2 years and an investment sum of 90 million Euros the new hub for short way traffic at the main station in Graz was completed in time and within budget. The forecourt of the station now showcases with a completely new design. The new canopy, called “Golden Eye” by the population is the striking element. The most important innovation is the tramway line, connecting the 4 tram lines to the station below ground. The project itself influences the urban concept of the whole urban area around the station. The enhanced attractiveness of the large square is the initial project for the further urban development. With the new sub terrestrial station the formerly heterogeneous appearance of the square and the dissatisfying traffic pattern could be adapted. The most significant element of the new design is the roofing of the forecourt – an oval, circular slice, which provides a weather protecting ring to the station’s entrance hall. The roof soffit, called “Golden Eye” forms an “exterior hall” related to the existing concourse. The cladding reflects slightly distorted the paving, pedestrians and vehicles and thus creates a film projected on the “canvas of movement”. Building Owner: Holding Graz Linien Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH Traffic Planning: IKK ZTGmbH Construction: Steel: Zenkner & Handel, Concrete: Schimetta Consult Landscape building: 3zu0 Landschaftsarchitektur Planning: 2008-2009, Completion: 07/2010- 11/2012 Construction Cost: 90 Mio € Material Roof: ALUCOBOND® spectra Titanum Fabricator Roof: SFL technologies, Stallhofen Award: VCÖ-Mobilitätspreis 2011 Pictures: © Thilo Härdtlein

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    After a construction period of 2 years and an investment sum of 90 million Euros the new hub for short way traffic at the main station in Graz was completed in time and within budget. The forecourt of the station now showcases with a completely new design. The new canopy, called “Golden Eye” by the population is the striking element. The most important innovation is the tramway line, connecting the 4 tram lines to the station below ground. The project itself influences the urban...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work started in 2008
    • Client Holding Graz Linien
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Railway Stations / Bus Stations / Underground Stations
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