Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is located on the Kowloon Peninsula. The curved building blends seamlessly into the urban high-rise environment, large glass walls welcome arriving passengers, and the south façade offers stunning views of Hong Kong's spectacular harbour and skyline. Approximately three hectares of public space open up the station above ground via the Green Plaza and the Sky Corridor. The building ends of the curved roof bend down to street level enabling the travelers to walk on and over the station.
The curved structure of the Station creates a complex three-dimensional curved window. With more than 4,000 irregularly shaped glass elements, the curtain wall directs daylight into the interior spaces and maximizes the incidence of light thus contributing to a reduction in energy costs. The glass roof consists of three triangular curved steel trusses weighing a total of 8,000 t. The spectacular structure is supported by nine groups of massive columns that height up to 45 m (148 ft). The south façade with integrated entrance portal has a maximum height of approx. 24 m (78 ft) and a span of 75 m (246 ft).
Design and engineering, manufacture and installation of 64,000 sqm (688,900 sq ft) of façades - including clerestory, glass fin wall, skylight, light box, tertiary fins and lift - and around 8,000 t of steel construction for the curved ceiling. Various interiors fittings such as escalator enclosures, balustrades and cladding.
OWNER AND CLIENT: MTR Corporation Limited
FAÇADE CONSULTANTS: Inhabit HK / Burohappold Engineering Hong Kong
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Leighton - Gammon Joint Venture
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