Busy transport hubs need to have access that is reliable and safe. DORMA provides a variety of applications to meet these requirements.
As Europe’s busiest railway station with 41 million trains passing through each year, Clapham Junction welcomes hundreds of thousands of passengers onto its platforms every day. Delivered by Network Rail with main contractor Osborne, the improvement package makes the station fully accessible for all passengers, including those with reduced mobility, heavy luggage or children.
As part of the £6 million Commuter Cycle Project, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) opened a major new cycle hub in the iconic City Tower skyscraper in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens. With large footfall expected at the high-profile redevelopment, a proven specification was required to deliver excellent, reliable performance in challenging conditions.
Originally built in 1852, the new-look King’s Cross Station combines old and new architecture to transform this historic facility into a transport hub fit for the 21st Century. The regeneration included complete refurbishment of the Grade I Listed Western Range used by station staff, train-operating companies and their management teams.
Reports of the demise of the British rail network appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The much maligned railway system is, in fact, developing into a solid foundation for a resurgence in British public transport. And the flagship of this new era is the wonderfully reconstructed station of St Pancras in London. This terminal station, opened in 1868, will in future be the starting point for seven intercity routes. The cost of the station and line: some 18.5 billion, the most money ever invested in the British railway infrastructure.
Replacing Slough’s outdated 1970s Brunel Bus Station – made famous in the title sequence to the TV show “The Office” – the design of the new bus station is so iconic that it was exhibited at the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, the largest open submission contemporary art exhibition in the world. Comprising a unique 140 metre feature length canopy, the new bus station includes ten bus bays, three layover spaces and associated bus stands, alongside enhanced passenger facilities including waiting rooms, a coffee shop, newsagents, toilet facilities and cycle stands.
Düsseldorf International is Germany’s third largest airport and the most important hub in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, handling as it does more than 20 million passengers a year. Its homogenous architecture follows a modular floor plan concept that allows the individual terminal sections to be adapted to changing conditions.
DXB is ranked the second busiest airport in the world in terms of international passengers according to Airports Council International’s figures (2013). The airport serves more than 125 airlines flying to more than 260 destinations (pax + cargo) across six continents. In February 2014, DXB opened a terminal dedicated to A380 jets therefore increasing its capacity from around 57 million to 75 million.
The new building of the Bodrum International Airport offers space and transparency as well as high ceilings and the optimal use of daylight. It was designed by Tabanlıoglu Architects as a link between the national and international airports and consists of two main structures: the “air side”, a transparent glass and steel linear scaffold to which the planes connect, and the terminal building on the “land side”.