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ZOB Bochum

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City, Country Bochum, Germany
Year 2014–2017
Client City of Bochum, Germany
Architect Heinrich Böll
Services Structural Engineering

The city of Bochum has restructured the station forecourt with its central bus station. The Essen architectural office Heinrich Böll Architekten was responsible for the project planning. Bollinger+Grohmann was responsible for the structural design of the roof construction including foundation.

The roofing consists of a steel frame structure with clamped supports and so-called "swords" with sheet metal/glass covering. The swords are connected to the supports by a circumferential main beam with rectangular cross-section. The roof cantilevers approx. 5.25 m outwards from the main girder. The roof surface in the area of the swords consists of a linearly mounted glazing with maximum 16 mm thick laminated safety glass. In the area of the cantilever arm, the upper and lower roof surfaces consist of a metal sheet.