Rotterdam Central Station
The glass roofing is part of the renovation of the Central Station. Light, solar heat and a contemporary design are important elements. Scheuten supplied 30,000 m2 laminated glass in different compositions.
The glass roofing is part of the rebuild and renovation of the Central Station and its environment.
Light, solar heat and a contemporary design are important elements in the design by Architect Team CS Rotterdam. Scheuten supplied 30,000 m2 laminated glass in three different compositions. The glass has been manufactured in the float glass factory in Osterweddingen. At this plant extra clear glass is produced, that improves transparency and light transmittance. Furthermore the glass at Rotterdam Central Station has a special coating that ensures the optimal use of solar heat. The silk screen printed glass gives the building a modern appearance.
Scheuten also provided in excess of 3,000 BIPV Optisol solar panels for the roof covering. The glass-glass solar panels will be fully integrated into the station’s glass roof spanning a surface area of over 9,000 m². Scheuten specializes in this sustainable energy technology, also called Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).
In 2007 the original station was closed and the demolition work commenced. The revamped station was completed end of 2013. The capacity of this solar power plant is at least half a MegaWatt (MW) of green energy.