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Two high‐speed railway stations in Spain: from concept to details

Two high‐speed railway stations in Spain: from concept to details Stations for high‐speed rail travel are an important example of current trends in architecture and its relationship with structural engineering. This paper presents two Spanish examples where concept and detailed design can be highlighted as key elements of the structure. Tarragona‐Reus Station is a through station situated in a rural area. Its structure creates a roof topography that constitutes a landmark for the area. Rectangular hollow sections (RHS) are used to create planar Warren trusses that make up the triangular base around which the building is formed. Valencia station is a terminus in an urban location, with a provisional design based on a modular structure concept. The main loadbearing modules, with plate box sections, go beyond their construction purpose to act as a structural coffered ceiling and the visual representation of the station. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

Two high‐speed railway stations in Spain: from concept to details

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Wiley
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"Copyright © 2011 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company"
ISSN
1867-0520
eISSN
1867-0539
DOI
10.1002/stco.201110004
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Abstract

Stations for high‐speed rail travel are an important example of current trends in architecture and its relationship with structural engineering. This paper presents two Spanish examples where concept and detailed design can be highlighted as key elements of the structure. Tarragona‐Reus Station is a through station situated in a rural area. Its structure creates a roof topography that constitutes a landmark for the area. Rectangular hollow sections (RHS) are used to create planar Warren trusses that make up the triangular base around which the building is formed. Valencia station is a terminus in an urban location, with a provisional design based on a modular structure concept. The main loadbearing modules, with plate box sections, go beyond their construction purpose to act as a structural coffered ceiling and the visual representation of the station.

Journal

Steel Construction: Design and ResearchWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2011

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