Location: Weilheim, Germany
Client: City of Weilheim
Date: 2014 Restricted Competition
Area: 2500 m2
Budget: €5,5 million
AZPML: Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Maider Llaguno-Munitxa, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Donghua Chen, Iñigo Arrien
LOMA Landscape Architects: Ilija Vukorep, Petra Brunnhofer
Model: AZPML+ LOMA
Our proposal for the construction of the new Weilheim Station Bus Terminal and the redevelopment of the Railway Station Area aims to redefine the whole Station Area, providing a cohesive identity to all the transport infrastructures converging on the site, with a very minimal amount of resources. The complex of the Railway and the new Bus Terminal and its associated structure is set to become the gate into Weilheim, and the surrounding fabric needs to be designed accordingly.
The area is now characterized by an incoherent set of buildings, which have been built over time without paying attention to the identity of the complex. The construction of new canopies for the Railway Platforms and the new Bus Terminal offer a unique opportunity to provide a consistent architectural identity to the complex as a whole.
With a technology using ETFE cushions of 3m x 20m, we have designed a structure of Y-shaped steel portals which is able to cover effectively the areas needed for the interface between the buses, the railway taxis and the bicycles, while enclosing the existing buildings in a consistent system, which will be able to provide an identity for the new Gate to Weilheim.