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Austrian Steel Construction Prize 2013: Vienna Central Railway Station

We congratulate our longstanding partner, Unger Steel Group, on winning the Austrian Steel Construction Prize 2013! The company was awarded the prize for the installation of the complex diamond roof over the new Vienna Central Railway Station. Unger has therefore shown its prowess by winning the Austrian Steel Construction Prize for the third time in only five years.

The intention was to make the railway station and the surrounding district bright, comfortable and friendly. The eye-catching feature of Vienna's new Central Railway Station is the award-winning diamond-shaped steel roof, measuring more than 31,000 m2. Comprising 14 huge diamond roofs, which span the platforms at a height of 15 metres, it will welcome travellers to Austria’s capital city in future. An opening of around 180 m2 in the middle of each diamond, with an integral glass element, guarantees a bright atmosphere flooded with natural daylight. The steel structure grows a bit each day, as if in time-lapse mode. So far, around 4,200 tons of steel have been used for the construction. And the project has only just reached “half-way”. The construction schedule is more than being met – the Unger Steel Group is creating the landmark more quickly than planned, in record time.

ZINKPOWER Brunn, in cooperation with ZINKPOWER Moson, was selected as the partner for galvanizing the steel parts. A close business relationship has existed between the two corporate groups for over 20 years, which frequently also extends to global projects. “Absolute adherence to schedules and the same quality from every zinc bath worldwide are of the utmost importance for us”, states Martin Kopf, Managing Director of ZINKPOWER Brunn, adding: “Tight schedules often leave only one day for galvanizing, so that the cooperation must be right.” It is evident here that we get it right. We are pleased to be part of this ambitious steel construction project.

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