Location: Halle (Saale), Germany
The central bus station of Halle is an important entryway to the city and its impressive PVC-PES membrane roof construction immediately catches the traveler’s eye. The station is situated close to the main train station and has been completely redesigned. Nine barrier-free roofed bus stops with PVC-PES membrane roofs were designed to enable the ventilation of the roof, reducing the view onto the steel construction and preventing birds from nesting.
The elliptically designed light roof designed by German architects of Temme Obermeier is the most impressive element of the square. It ties the individual waiting areas together to form a harmonic whole and thus makes use of the principle of designing ensembles: forming a whole while maintaining the individual shape of the particular parts.
With the roof Temme Obermeier created a sculpture that seems to float in the air and that stands for both lightness and elegance. The light membrane roof remains unobtrusive and thus provides expansiveness, openness and visibility. The membrane design underlines the innovative character of the station, also commonly known as the Space Center.
Technical info: PVC-PES membrane roofs
Picture credits: Gyinti