Railway Station with ETFE Roof
Formerly known as Spencer Street Station, the Southern Cross Railway Station in Melbourne immediately became an icon in a city already noted for its architecture. 6,500 m² of our Texlon® ETFE roof system covers the station.
The distinctive undulating roof serves as both a practical and an affective solution. Any smoke exhausted from the various train types that frequent the station is channeled to the roof high points, where it can be transferred outside of the building envelope. At the same time, the shape of the roof reminds us of steam engines and the trail of smoke that they leave behind.
Secondary Framing Saved – Thanks to Texlon® ETFE
The large size of the Texlon® ETFE inflated panels meant that the amount of costly secondary framing, as required for a glazed solution, could be eliminated. In addition, Vector Foiltec’s innovative installation methods, used for the first time in Australia, allowed construction to occur over the top of public access platforms, without the need for traditional style hoardings, barricades or even traffic management personnel.
Vector Foiltec offers the comprehensive carefree package from the first idea throughout the system lifetime.
|Roof, Roof Light
|Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, Daryl Jackson Architecture
Image Copyright: © John Gollings
We are the only ETFE company who have full EPD certification. Sound pretty green for a transparent solution? Absolutely. Add to that the longevity and legendary durability of the technology and you have quite possibly one of the smartest solutions at hand.
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