Rheydt Main Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof Rheydt)

In 2016, Mönchengladbach city administration purchased the main station building of Hauptbahnhof Rheydt, with a gross floor area of 4,000 to 5,000 m², from Deutsche Bahn: the objective was to redevelop the station building and its surroundings. The station is especially important as an entry point to the centre of Rheydt. As a key element in urban development plans, it is to revitalise the centre of Rheydt and to strengthen this district of the city.

Demolition of the dilapidated arrivals hall at Rheydt Main Railway Station is scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2021. In a two-stage competition, the concept and design of BRINGSARCHITEKTEN (see rendering above) won. It features a three-storey structure with a mezzanine floor allowing barrier-free central access to the platforms and the main station concourse. Both the binding space allocation programme for the police station and the integration of the air taxi hub on the roof of the building are to be realized. Well-proportioned flexibly-designed space for offices and services together with a high-quality, partially-landscaped inner courtyard will give the entire development an attractive flair.

Construction work on the new building is scheduled to begin in spring 2022, with completion and relocation starting at the end of 2023.