Busterminal Twerenbold, Baden-Rütihof

Client Twerenbold Reisen, Baden-Rütihof
Architects Knapkiewicz & Fickert Architekten, Zürich
Planning 2003-2004
Execution 2004-2006
Construction cost 9.7 Mio. Fr.
Services Structure and excavation:
Design phase
Tender documentation phase
Execution phase
Awards Prix Acier 2007 – Schweizer Stahlbaupreis
Publication Tragwerksplanung – ein integrativer Prozess
Topics Structural steelworkInfrastructureIndustry/tradeConcrete construction

The conversion and extension of the bus station included the construction of bus stands, under a semi-transparent roof, the construction of a glazed waiting area for passengers, with a gallery to be used for offices, and the construction of an underground parking area for the passengers’ cars.

The extension adjoins the existing indoor parking area and stretches along the “Fislisbacherstrasse” road. The new underground parking area for cars was constructed in reinforced concrete. A steel plate structure is the load-bearing structure for the large bus park. The plate girders are up to 3 metres high and span more than 60 metres in places. Cables are attached to the long diagonal girder with the longest span to provide additional support. The roof and the south-west façade are covered on both sides with a transparent membrane to absorb wind and snow loads.