Gare D’Orléans

Orléans, France

2009

Highly Commended

The new roof at the central railway station in Orléans recalls the historic age of rail travel but also presents a light and airy symbol of arrival in Orléans. Steel presented an ideal construction solution in the urban environment, where a light and pre-fabricated structure presented minimal local disruption. The majority of the steel roof structure, which covers an area of 73m x 44m, is galvanized and then painted.