Status: 26/09/2023, 22:36 p.m.
By: Sabina Brosch
A tarpaulin still hides the view of the new building. © Bert Brosch
The dingy toilet and kiosk at Haar station will be replaced. The new building also offers space for a waiting room, newspaper sales and a DB Service Store.
Haar – The handicapped-accessible toilet and kiosk at the Haarer S-Bahn station in the district of Munich are taking shape. The assembly of the timber construction is underway. Deutsche Bahn is working flat out to meet the schedule until the completion of the new toilet facility and kiosk by spring next year.
No more gender-segregated toilets: Mayor praises sustainable concept
When it comes to toilets, a variant comes into play, which the city of Munich has also opted for. There are no longer gender-segregated toilets, but a unisex toilet with automatic seat goggle cleaning, handicapped-accessible washbasin and high-pressure cleaning. The general renovation costs 170,000 euros. Scaffolding still hides the view. Demolition, shell construction and sewer work, however, were completed on schedule in the summer.
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"I am pleased that the construction work is going according to plan and I am impressed by how quickly the timber construction is being erected. The sustainable construction of the station, based on the Cradle-To-Cradle principle, fits in with a consistent circular economy as established in Haar," Mayor Andreas Bukowski (CSU) is quoted as saying in a press release. This is because the building consists of a wooden construction, this wood remains visible in the interior in the public areas and is intended to create a pleasant atmosphere, can be dismantled and all components are reusable.
Space for a newsagent: Deutsche Bahn is stepping up the pace
The building, which is 8.4 meters wide and 16 meters long, will offer space for a newsagent and a DB service store in addition to a waiting room. The eye-catcher is a large round window, which has a diameter of three meters and gives the building a piece of individuality. On the flat roof there is space for a photovoltaic system with an output of 4 KWp. Heating and cooling is provided by a heat pump, and operation is carried out without fossil fuels. CO2 is already saved during construction through the use of natural, sustainable and regional raw materials.
"We are stepping up the pace with the new modular timber buildings," says station manager Mareike Schoppe. Like the small green train station in Zorneding, the Haarer is also built in a climate-friendly way and is powered by renewable energies. "A clear signal to our travellers that sustainability is also possible on short-haul routes."
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