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    Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Aedas

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2019 WAN Awards: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Aedas

Copy taken from entry 2019
28 Aug 2019

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Aedas is an entry in the Civic category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building (PCB) houses the customs and immigration facilities for travellers leaving and entering Hong Kong by the bridge. 

It is built on a new 150-hectare artificial island reclaimed from the open waters, and serves as a gateway for all those passing through it, providing Hong Kong with a new ‘front door’ celebrating travel and surrounded by water with views to a natural skyline of evergreen mountains and hills.

The PCB is constantly filled with movements – people arriving and leaving by buses, cars and taxis, and travellers waiting to get immigration clearance. The simple, clear circulation through the facility and the undulating flow of surrounding waters is reinforced by the waveform roof, enhancing legibility and providing intuitive wayfinding. Movement through the building is punctuated with four double height voids over reflecting pools which allow natural daylight to penetrate all levels of the building and ensure there is a visual connection between Departures on the first floor and Arrivals on the ground floor. These voids and water pools further reinforce the clarity of wayfinding.

The elegant modular roof form ideally lends itself to offsite pre-fabrication and has enabled an efficient construction process achieving a very high level of quality. Building sections were pre-fabricated in the factory, transported by ship to the reclaimed island and railed into position.

The spirit and mood of the building is gentle, flowing and sophisticated to reflect the city.

The World Architecture News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open - for further information and to submit your entry please click here.

 

Key Facts

Architecture
2019 Shortlist Entry
Civic Buildings
China

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