Large Bus Garage Leopoldau

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria

  • Architect


  • Client

    Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

  • Typology

    • Transportation buildings
  • Awards

    • 2008 Building owner prize ZV
    • 2009 ZT-Award
  • Competition

    2000 - Revised 2003

  • Planning

    2003 - 2005

  • Execution

    2004 - 2007

  • Scopes

    • Inspection engineer acc. to WBO
    • LPH1 Basic analysis construction planning
    • LPH2 Preliminary draft
    • LPH3 Preliminary structural draft
    • LPH4 Submission planning
    • LPH5 Execution planning
    • LPH6 Collaboration in tender procedures
    • LPH7 Support of the construction work
    • LPH8 Collaboration in the local construction supervison
  • Materials

    • Concrete
    • Steel & metal

A new home for the urban bus fleet of Wiener Linien. With strictly functional structure by the main features: parking hall, workshop and administration building as a connecting clip of all the above named parties.

The five-aisle bus parking hall gets its subdivision in each 25 m wide and 80 m long sections for fire protection reasons. The department carried out by inclined steel prefabricated concrete walls (R90), which lean against kinked prefabricated concrete supports. The slender steel-roof structure (half-frame-like truss) fulfilled by hot design fire fire-resistance rating R30. The corresponding real fire load was taken from a related to the LPG buses used fire expert opinions.

The steel frame of 80 x 40 m large workshop hall needed only two internal supports to span the workspace using spatial main and flat side trusses. Here too the structure R30 archives by real fire-hot design.

The two-storey reinforced concrete structure, which connects the two parts of the hall, houses administrative & social areas. Thereby the upper floor spans the entrance located between the halls over one of the concrete ceiling build with the hanging truss.