Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
As one of the largest underground train stations in the world, new Hong Kong West Kowloon Station maximizes civic gestures both externally and internally.
The Hong Kong section of the high-speed rail service between Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong will connect to the national high-speed rail network all the way to Beijing. The entire high speed rail network of mainland China consists over 25,000 km.
Suitable for the site’s prominence on Victoria Harbour immediately adjacent to the future West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station has a strong civic element, acting as a new landmark with an immediate sense of arrival.
The station is the first major construction project to complete in this district.
Bromberg’s bold design will encourage people to walk on the station’s rooftop, aligned with hundreds of trees and numerous shrubs, and enjoy new views of the city.
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.
Client: MTR Corporation
Site area: 58,797 sqm | Usable floor area: Over 400,000 sqm
Status: Completed in 2018