ELA Container GmbH, Haren (Ems)
24 office, recreation and sanitary containers on two floors
Temporary station building, DB travel centre, construction office
Exterior walls: RAL 7032 - pebble grey
Interior walls and ceiling: white
Floor: PVC, light grey
LED lights, smoke alarms, lightning protection system, mobile ELA concrete foundations, changing table in the sanitary area, sales counter, special sanitary container with electric sliding door,
fresh air system for the Deutsche Bahn operating area and external unit on the site, acoustic elements, split air conditioning units.
Two floors, 24 ELA office containers and a total area of 360 square metres: with this mobile space solution, ELA is supporting the current major construction site at Paderborn's main railway station, which is now being demolished and completely rebuilt within three years. Paderborn's mayor Michael Dreier describes the joint project between the city of Paderborn, Deutsche Bahn AG and PB1 GmbH as a "project of the century" for his city.
Until the new station, including the adjoining hotel, is completed, the functions of the travel centre and the customer area of Deutsche Bahn will be located on the ground floor of the ELA facility, while the upper floor will provide office and recreation rooms for the site management of the construction company Bremer AG. The lease term is expected to be two years.
Rail customers will find all previous services in the transition building, such as ticket machines, advice from railway service staff and the usual shopping facilities at stations. In the sanitary area, special containers with electric sliding doors provide barrier-free access. A fresh air system with an external unit ensures a pleasant indoor climate in the customer area and in the sanitary facilities. Acoustic sails dampen the noise level in the highly frequented counter area.
For the companies involved in the construction, the ELA room system on the upper floor provides comfortable and modern office, lounge and conference rooms. "We are planning and monitoring the entire new building here," says project manager Thomas Behnisch from Bremer AG. "The station concourse, which opened in 1953, has been completely demolished so that the site can be prepared for the new building." Split air conditioning units for cooling and heating ensure a pleasant room temperature in the construction offices.
ELA Container also supplied all the turnkey furniture for this project - from tables and chairs, desks and swivel chairs to a complete kitchen and the railway sales counter. The sanitary facilities are equipped with toilets, urinals, washbasins and a nappy-changing table.
Safety is ensured by the professional installation of electrical components such as LED interior lighting, sockets and switches, as well as a lightning protection system and smoke alarms.
The delivery was carried out using ELA's own lorries with a loading crane. Experienced ELA assembly teams installed the system on ELA concrete foundations with the necessary height levelling.