Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
Andrew Bromberg Architects’ bold design encourages people to walk on the station’s rooftop, aligned with hundreds of trees and numerous shrubs, and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. This work won the Silver Award of DFA Awards 2019 organized by Hong Kong Design Center (HKDC).
The project introduces over 3 hectares of parkland to the site, altogether around 6 hectares of open space. The interior of the main hall consists of leaning steel columns that support a giant floating roof, lifting up 4,000 glass panels for the curtain wall system and offering people a glimpse of the city even from the lower levels of the station. The enormous central void within extends over 180 meters in length, with an average width of 65 meters and a maximum height of 45 meters, 20 meters of which is below ground.
The Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is truly people-centric and inclusive in outlook, as well as being green and sustainable. It will no doubt become an integral part of Hong Kong, profoundly transforming the way people interact with the city.