The transport hub for the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has been constructed on a 150ha artificial island
The Passenger Clearance Building is sited to the north-east of Hong Kong International Airport, near other transport links including the SkyPier Ferry Terminal and subway lines. The 55km-long bridge provides a new entry point into Hong Kong and vastly reduces travelling time between Hong Kong and other Greater Bay Area cities.
The building is designed as a major public transport interchange, with arrival and departure areas for buses and extensive facilities for visitors and residents waiting to gain immigration clearance.
Movement through the building is punctuated with full-height ’canyons’ which allow natural light to penetrate all levels. This provides a constant visual connection to the linear waveform roof – which was prefabricated offsite – with the intention of enhancing clarity, legibility and providing intuitive wayfinding through the building.
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I am delighted to have worked on such an innovative project which brings beauty and elegance to the everyday activity of travel. The new crossing will benefit those living and working in the region greatly with enhanced connectivity, as well as highlighting the contextualised sensitive roof form which responds to the undulating mountainous backdrop of such a beautiful local environment.
Richard Paul, partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The bridge is a vital project for the Greater Bay Area in southern China, which includes Hong Kong, Macau and nine mainland cities, and aims to be a powerhouse of innovation and economic growth like San Francisco, New York and Tokyo. This building serves as a beautiful gateway to Hong Kong and we are honoured to have worked on it.
Keith Griffiths, chairman, Aedas
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Source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Start on site 2011
Total floor area Over 90,000m²
Client Highways Department Government
Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners