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Last edited 15 May 2019
Hong Kong Boundary Crossing
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge - Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) is a joint project between the two architects, working with AECOM, which will provide new connections between Hong Kong, mainland China, and Macao, and bring wider benefits across the Pearl River Delta.
The HKBCF will cover 130-hectares on a new 150-hectare artificial island reclaimed from the open waters to the north-east of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and will benefit from proximity to HKIA’s transport links, including the SkyPier Ferry Terminal, and the MTR’s Airport Express and Tung Chung line.
It will be the crossing point over the boundary between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao and the facilities will serve as a gateway for all those passing through it, providing a unique opportunity to give Hong Kong an architectural ‘front door’ which celebrates travel, surrounded by water with views to a natural skyline of evergreen mountains and hills.
The HKBCF will be constantly filled with movement; buses arriving and leaving, and cars and lorries waiting to be processed. Careful thought has therefore been given to how users will move around the site. Simple, clear circulation through the facility is reinforced by the waveform roof, enhancing legibility and providing wayfinding. The movement through the building is punctuated with full height canyons allowing the penetration of natural daylight to all levels of the building and ensuring there is a visual connection to the linear roof form to further reinforce clarity of wayfinding.
The elegant modular roof form lends itself to offsite pre-fabrication and has enabled an efficient construction process achieving a very high level of quality. The project will be environmentally friendly, aiming to meet the highest standards for new developments and utilise innovative green technologies.
“I am delighted to be working 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, and provide an appropriately visually arresting building for such a beautiful local environment.”
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