Intermodal traffic hub for a central station

Design studio summer semester 2020

The most environmentally friendly mode of transport is the railroad. No wonder, then, that there is a broad consensus today to make rail transport more attractive in the future. In addition to punctuality and reliability, this includes good transfer options at the station itself and optimal connections with other means of transport, such as S-Bahn, plane, bus and car.
At the DLR - Institute of Vehicle Concepts, high-speed passenger trains for long-distance and feeder traffic have been developed under the project name NGT (Next Generation Train). These trains allow short standing times at stations and thus offer an alternative to air traffic up to a distance of about 1000 km.
In cooperation with DLR and architecture students from Faculty 1, the structural measures are to be created at a central station in Germany to implement the guiding principle of "more mobility with less traffic" and thus make railroads attractive.
The design task concerns the development of a functional and spatial concept for the horizontal and vertical linkage of the different modes of transport and in particular the structural design of a station concourse which, as a sustainable infrastructure, is appropriate to the task and the environment. The interdisciplinary supervised design can be worked on individually or in groups of two.


Teaching staff: Honorary Professor Friedrich Grimm, Dr.-Ing. Joachim Winter (DLR), Dr.-Ing. Uwe Wössner (HLRS)

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