Impressive canopy at Assen Station

Work on the construction of the impressive canopy at the new Assen Station commenced on 3 October. It is the final element in the transport hub designed by Team A (De Zwarte Hond/Powerhouse Company). Contractor Hegeman erected the first large steel column on Tuesday. The smallest in the series still to be erected. Because the station was drawn in BIM, the realisation takes place from the 3D-model. The wooden beams and steel hubs are even produced directly from this model.

The area round the station, also De Zwarte Hond’s work, is gradually reaching completion. King Willem-Alexander opened the new recreational water route, the Blauwe As, on 15 September. The route – including six new bridges and two locks, forms part of the FlorijnAs urban development plan.

The new station will come into service during the course of 2018. The renovation of the entire station area will reach completion in 2019.

Follow the construction process here.