Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (High-Speed Rail Terminus) by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
2018 - 2019, Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winner
Inspiration
As the ‘gateway’ to Hong Kong, it is vital to connect the station with the surrounding urban context and make passengers aware that ‘I am in Hong Kong’. The design compacted supporting spaces to allow for a very large void down to the departure hall below. The outside ground plane slopes down to the hall and the roof structure gestures upwards toward the harbour. The resulting 45-metre volume’s focus is directed towards the south facade, Hong Kong’s Central skyline and Victoria Peak beyond.
Creativity
This underground high-speed rail terminus will connect Hong Kong to Beijing via the largest rail network in history. Located centrally in Hong Kong, within the city’s existing urban realm, the 430,000 m2 (4.6 million ft2) facility with fifteen tracks will be the largest below-ground station terminus in the world. The site’s prominence immediately adjacent to the future West Kowloon Cultural District and next to Victoria Harbour required a design that was completely motivated by civic demand.
Design Challenges
Andrew Bromberg at Aedas did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Hong Kong West Kowloon Station High-Speed Rail Terminus.
Production Technology
From an engineering point of view, the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station High-Speed Rail Terminus by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas is a good example of a highly-developed project.
       
     
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