Station place-making at Zurich Hauptbahnhof

SBB AG Immobilien's Martin Riesen who is managing Zurich main station's south wing upgrade.

Future Cities Forum has been interviewing Martin Riesen who is directing important upgrades to the south wing of the main station in Zurich (Zurich Hauptbahnhof) which was originally opened in 1871 and now needs attention to the stone fabric as well as improvements in retail and customer amenities.

The works are essential to the impression that visitors gain when they arrive in the city and Martin intends to bring back the high quality and original structure of the historic building which features one of the great station halls of Europe,.

'The planning started in 2009 and was carried out in close cooperation with the Cantonal Preservation of Historic Monuments' Martin stated, 'with the first stage of redesigning and renovating the side to the platform hall.'