Central Station Dresden
Railroad tracks leading into the heart of Saxony - Dresden, reaching the city, are woven into two nodes. One of them - is the Dresden Central Station, where trains arrive from all over Germany as well as from other countries. Stepping on his platform, you find yourself in the arms of buildings, which is a wonderful symbiosis of old and modern architecture.
Dresden Main Railway Station was built in the last years of XIX century the project of His and Weidner. Replacing just three urban stations, he immediately became one of the most important transportation hubs in Germany, standing out with its elegant architecture, as long as the 1945 does not come under the Allied bombing forces. In the postwar years, the station generally recovered and continued to actively exploit, but only in the late XX century, he paid due attention, inviting for the reconstruction of Britain's Sir Norman Foster, who turned the piece of classical architecture in the example of modern architecture.
The new project is meant by "clean up" the original building on the extensions that it "has acquired" over the past century, and subsequent expansion of the station. For example, a new platform in 2006 were twice as long as the old, and canopies over them increased by 200 meters. The basic "highlight" of the project was an enormous transparent roof of the central station. Stretched over a light film coating station, which is a combination of Teflon and fiberglass covers 30,000 square meters. This is a kind of tribute to the original project, as part of the roof before the war consisted of a glass, which was replaced after the destruction of a tree. And at the same time, this decision demonstrates the capabilities of modern innovative technologies, as by passing the light of day, reflecting the interior lighting, a unique material significantly reduces the cost of electricity.
Under the arches of endless clear day are more than 50,000 passengers and more, at least the same number of satellites. Dresden Station, though helpful doorman with excellent manners and dashing bearing, warmly greets and escorts residents and visitors to the series that you should definitely join. All the more so thanks to the original architectural finds and upscale performance, Foster renovated Central Station Dresden more than once became the winner of the prestigious awards.