- Switzerland, Aarau
- 1,055 m²
Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur AG
The shape of the Texlon® ETFE canopy at Busbahnhof Aarau has been compared to a lingering cloud. With a gap in the middle of the structure, the bus station shading is both practical and visually dynamic. The canopy is stationed with a steel frame and is formed of a single inflated Texlon® ETFE panel encompassing over 1,055m² – the world’s largest air-supported inflated panel or “cushion”. The eye-cathcing bespoke print was printed onto a blue Texlon® ETFE foil.
The canopy acts as an environmental shield to ensure protection from wind and shelter from rain for visitors to the station.
A modified co-polymer which has been adapted for use in the architectural, design and construction industries, Texlon® ETFE is unique in that it boasts exceptional longevity, is fully recyclable and does not degrade under ultra-violet light. The synthetic material is also self-cleansing, improving cost efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of the structure.
Busbahnhof Aarau has been rewarded with various awards.
Image: © Andreas Braun