The West Kowloon Terminus under the Hong Kong Section of the Express Rail Link Project
Hong Kong / PRC
6,658
4
3
Completion year
2017
Gross area of the entire development
380,000 sq m
Director
As a gateway to Hong Kong, the design of the terminus is considered vital to connect the station with the surrounding urban context and make arriving and departing passengers aware that ‘I am in Hong Kong’. In order to do this, the design compacted all of the supporting spaces more efficiently to allow for a very large void down into the departure hall below.  The outside ground plane bent down to the hall and the roof structure above gestures toward the harbour.  The result is an around 40 metres high volume which focuses all attention through the south façade toward views of the Hong Kong Central skyline and Victoria Peak beyond.
Awards
MIPIM Asia Awards 2015
Gold Winner, Best Futura Mega Project
Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards 2015
Winner, Best Future Building of the Year – Under Construction
Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards 2015
Finalist, Best Future Building of the Year – Under Construction
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Awards 2015
Winner
MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2015
High Commended, Big Urban Projects category
World Architecture News (WAN) Transport Award 2012
Finalist
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Awards 2012
Finalist
Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards 2012
Finalist, Best Future Building of the Year
MIPIM Awards 2012
Best Futura Mega Project
China’s Outstanding Architectural Design & Planning Award 2011
Gold Award, Best Design Award
Cityscape Awards for Architecture in Emerging Markets 2010
Winner, Future Tourism, Travel & Transport Projects
Highly Commended, Future Commercial / Mixed Use Projects
World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Winner, Future Infrastructure Projects
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