Steel and Glass Combined
Aesthetic and Functional
Since the station is used by a large number of people it required strict safety standards, including heightened fire safety precautions. And as the station is a showpiece site for both city and national governments, emphasis was put on its appearance and punctual delivery of all materials. The project used five mm thick “Pyran S” with a 30 minute integrity classification. About 480 square meters of this fire-resistant glass from SCHOTT was used as a transom and in an internal partition wall. While accounting for safety factors, “Pyran S” also adds a touch of luxury in what has become Europe’s largest railroad station.