Bus Station Warszawa Wschodnia
Lubelska street, Warsaw
Year of construction
Function of building
Degree of enclosure
Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Rain protection
- Sun protection
In time with the start of EM 2012 the city of Warsaw was implementing the visitor infrastructures. The bus loop “Dworzec Wschodni (Lubelska)” is located in the immediate vicinity of the Warszawa Wschodnia railway station facing Lubelska street, nearly by the new National Stadium. It enables convenient transfers from buses into longdistance trains and commuter trains operating to Warsaw city centre and Chopin Airport.
The bus loop has five platforms with 12 stops, the whole area is covered with a tensile roof
structure. Under the canopy there is also a monitored parking space for bicycles.
The idea of the architects was to create a roofing structure similar to the National Stadium in Warsaw and Stadium Miejski in PoznaD, looking at innovative and multifunctional materials.
Due to the given straight design lines given by the initial concept design, the engineer had to provide the correct mechanical solution taking in account upward wind and huge covered surface. The five membrane bays are been therefore designed on the valley cable principle, integrated with a smart water collection system to avoid to the visitors any inconvenience in winter time.
The fabric panels are clamped all around to the supporting steel structure and to the front and back cables by the means of double clamping plates and connected to the steel with steel straps, all covered by closing flaps. The valley cables are disposed in a Y-form on the membrane surface, connected at the field top area over a circular fabric opening.
Material of the cover
VALMEX® FR 1400 MEHATOP F type IV
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure