Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus
Hong Kong / PRC
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Completion year
2017
Gross area
380,000 sq m
Designer
The Express Rail Link will connect Hong Kong to major cities in Mainland with the largest high-speed rail network in our history. Upon completion, the 380,000-square-metre West Kowloon Terminus with fifteen tracks will function more like an international airport than a rail station.

The site’s immediate adjacency to the future West Kowloon Cultural District and Victoria Harbour requires a design which is motivated by civic demand. As a ‘gateway’ to Hong Kong, it is vital to make every arriving and departing passenger aware that ‘I am in Hong Kong’.
Awards
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
MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2015
High Commended, Big Urban Projects category
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