PASSENGER TERMINAL (2011, Competition Entry)
This competition entry approaches the design of a 4th border crossing facility between Hong Kong and Shenzhen as an opportunity to explore the combination of highly specific spatial qualities and programmatic needs with performance criteria demanded by sustainable architecture today. A procedural design interface, set up by the collaborative integrated design team, uses parameters from all parties as flexible inputs for the generation of a minimal design solution with an iconic shape.
The building consists of one big roof that shelters two levels of pedestrian streets and a podium level for the crossing of private vehicles and coaches. Large central voids cut through the floor plates to allow daylight to penetrate all the way to the podium level and animate the user experience through visual connections between all flows. Circulations have been optimized by streamlining drop-off areas with vertical circulation points and we reduced walking distances, cooled building volume, podium width and the number of bridges to a minimum. The shape of the contemporary shed-roof uses minimal building material and results in a minimal life cycle energy usage through the maximum influx of natural daylight and fresh air, the incorporation of south-oriented photovoltaic cells on the roof and the blocking of unwanted direct sunlight.
PROGRAM | Passenger Terminal Building of Liantang – Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point
LOCATION | Hong Kong – Shenzhen
CLIENT | Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) and the ShenzhenMunicipal People’s Government (SMPG)
DESIGN TEAM | Kristof Crolla & Sebastien Delagrange (LEAD), Dylan Baker-Rice (Affect_t), Martin Riese (Front), Andrew Reid (QubeArchitecture)
CONSULTANTS | Buro Happold