Gare de Bellegarde

  • Date
  • 2009
  • Location
  • France, Bellegarde
  • Size
  • 1,472 m²
  • Sector
  • Transport
  • Structure
  • Wood
  • Application
  • Roofs
  • Architect
  • Arep


Following a major restructuring in 2010 Gare de Bellegarde-sur-Valserine become an interchange serving approximately 75,000 passengers each year on the busy TGV routes between Paris and Lyon and Geneva. The new terminal building where passengers can purchase tickets, shop and dine at multiple restaurants is covered with simple Texlon® ETFE cladding on a timber structure. By incorporating the highly adaptable Texlon® technology, high levels of light transmission can be let into the building to maintain an open air feeling while passengers are protected from the elements.


The lightweight timber structure with its large individual panels meant that substantial savings could be made in the tonnage, which resulted in cost savings and environmental benefits. The design of the building was based on sustainability, efficiency and quality.


We pride ourselves on being the only ETFE manufacturer with an independently verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025:2006 and EN15804. An EPD is a voluntary document, focusing on the environmental impacts associated with the manufacturing of a product or system, and demonstrates that a product has been subjected to rigorous testing to ensure quality.




Main Image: © Andreas Braun