Magdeburg's Town Square Under Textile Roofing
As an upcoming trade show and congress city, the town which is nearly 1200 years old and located on the Elbe river is also interested in documenting its high cultural and tourist claim visually. The remodelling of the town square, which at the same time is the station square, is a project in this context. Here, a weatherprotected area was established by means of textile roofing, offering an optimum framework, not only for temporary events. Also an additional advantage is created for the station square since railway passengers can change to buses or taxi cabs and stay dry: the taxi approach and the path to the Central Bus Station ZOB are now both roofed. Also the "bike & ride" commuters were included in the considerations - the railway station bike depot was also roofed.
A PES/PVC fabric with a double-sided acrylic final coat was selected for the membrane roof. This material supplied in the colour light-grey (RAL 7035) complies with the regulations of fire protection class B1 (DIN 4102). In order to achieve a particularly light and friendly illumination of the structure, the membrane design was combined with an approx. 40 m2 large skylight arch made of a special safety glazing.
A total base area of 863 m² is roofed, the membrane surface is 1,055 m². The complete textile roofing was supplied to the site in one piece - it was fully pre-fabricated at the Greven-based Ceno plant.