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General information

  • Location address
  • Location country
  • Name of the client/building owner
    MetropolPark Zweckverband Wiesloch-Walldorf
  • Function of building
    Vehicle services
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Rain protection


An existing pedestrian bridge as well as a pedestrian path along various bus stops on top of a new two storey car park building had to be covered. This hundred Meter long walkway connects bus station and car parking with train platforms as well as Wiesloch with Walldorf. The goal was to create as little impact as possible to the existing environment. Space for founding was limited. The pedestrian bridge was not designed to receive any additional forces. The railway platforms and the car park building had to be kept free of columns. Beside our client wished a significant sign, a strong and at the same time assortative design, in between the disorder of many structural elements like platform roofs, stairways, lifts, electrical equipment of high voltage power lines.

Two pylons located between car park building and railway station area support 24 cables to support the smoothly bended main steel tubes. 20 saddle-shaped white membrane elements generate the required appearance. Each unit is approximately 10*5m large. The supporting steel structure consists out of a three-dimensional steel framework. The bearings are limited to supporting steel struts at both ends and in the centre. A mayor challenge had been the installation procedure, due to the strict rules of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies