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Hong Kong West Kowloon Station in running for Engineering Prize in World Architecture Festival 2019

Infra News - Published on Fri, 23 Aug 2019

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Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas has been shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival Engineering Prize. It will compete against 6 other world-class designers to be the laureate. The final result will be announced in Amsterdam this December after review by a special jury in the Festival. Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is an urban icon more akin to an airport than a mere underground train station. The approximate 400,000 square meters of usable floor area, however, ensures that the flow of the passengers is as smooth as possible.

Andrew Bromberg’s design of the station introduces over 3 hectares of ‘green plaza’ to the site. The outside ground plane bows down towards the entrance, whilst the roof structure above gestures towards the sky. The resulting space is a 45-meter high volume, whose energy and focus is directed towards the south façade, Hong Kong Central skyline and Victoria Peak beyond.

Furthermore, people are encouraged to walk up on the station’s rooftop aligned with mature trees and shrubs and enjoy the new views and gain new connections with the city. The interior of the hall is almost like a forest, with leaning steel columns supporting a giant floating roof and lifting up 4,000 glass panels to bring in natural daylight into the building and a glimpse of the city even from the lower levels of the station.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 23 Aug 2019
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