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Railway museum Bochum

Structural planning for the new construction of the entrance building with museum platform

Being continuously constructed by the German Society for Railway History (DGEG), the railway museum Bochum is the biggest, private railway museum in Germany. With its 150 exhibits from 1853 to the present time, it is one of the anchor points on the route of industrial heritage.
The building ensemble of the abandoned railway traffic plant consists of two industrial halls, three viewing depots, one roundhouse, as well as two industrial halls and an administration building. The area of the railway museum is registered in the monument list of the City of Bochum, both as a stationary, technical monument, as well as with four construction monuments.

The development of the exhibition area as a trans regionally significant museum includes the construction of a new entrance building with a museum platform, with means of augmentation of the appeal and visitor-friendliness of the railway museum.
With the new building, an attractive reception culture is to be created, whereas the entrance area takes over two functions: On one hand, the museum platform, where visitors of the railway museum are arriving. On the other hand, it is a recreational area that leads to the entrance of the museum building. The construction volume encompasses roundabout 600 qm of effective surface (entrance hall, till, shop, cloak room, exhibition, multi-function room, technical and storage rooms).

This project is promoted by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety (BMUB), within the frame of the federal programme ”national projects of urban construction”.

ZPP is commissioned with the specialist planning in section 1 - structural planning for the service phases 1 to 6 (basic evaluation, pre-planning, draft planning, approval planning, execution planning and preparation of the contract awarding), according to HOAI (Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers). Furthermore, special services in the field of structural planning, according to AHO issue no. 3, coordination for safety and health matters according to AHO issue no. 15 and the services adhering to EnEV, according to AHO issue no. 23, as well as the analysis of the sound and thermal protection and the construction-accompanying consulting are part of the service.

The services are rendered within the frame of an engineering association.

Picture source: City of Bochum
Stadt Bochum
Period of service
2016 - 2020
Bochum, Germany
  • Consulting
  • Planning