Project of the Engineering Office Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Warisch, M.Eng. Membrane Structures
Object: Bus station Guenzburg, Germany
Architecture/ structural engineering: Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Warisch, Archineer®, M.Eng. Membrane Structures
Builder: City of Guenzburg
Membrane material: Verseidag B6915 Typ III, PVDF-coating, www.vsindutex.de
Covered area: about 467m²
Calculation software: ForTen, Version 4000, by Gerry D´Anza, TSI s.r.l., www.forten32.com
This project is the cover for a new bus station next to the railway station in Guenzburg, Germany. The numbers, sizes and orientation of the bus terminals were already fixed by the general planner who had also built some new buildings for the railway station, and could not be changed. The client requested for a beautiful and affordable membrane solution.
The membrane consists of a PVC-coated PES-membrane with a translucency of only 6-10%. Usually, the translucency of a membrane is a very important factor. Due to the totally open structure, there will always be enough daylight from outside the construction. The tight calculation did not allow other materials.
The calculation was done with the membrane program ForTen, Version 4000 by Gerry D´Anza. The test statics were executed by the Government Agency for Structural Engineering (LGA) without any objections.