Within the scope of our access-system engineering, we issued a recommendation for DB AG in favor of the implementation of automated glass cleansing systems along with methods aimed at preserving in the long range the transparency of the approx. 30,000 m² of glazing and thereby the representativeness of this “governmental station”.
To keep to a minimum any disturbance of ongoing station operation and user traffic due to maintenance measures, we began as of the preliminary project phase the intense coordination of the access-system requirements with those of the building services (MEP) and structural engineering.
For instance, access systems and the place of installation of technical facilities requiring maintenance were coordinated in such a way that problem-free accessibility is ensured even during station operation. The design of a “driverless transport system” on the station platforms allowed us to avoid the utilization of mobile platforms, the operation of which would have involved a risk of interference with hazard areas.