- Environment & Infrastructure
- Strategic consulting
- Specialist consulting
- The Living City
- Happold Consulting
As part of the Maunsell Aecom / Aedas JV, Buro Happold won the competition to carry out the detailed design for the Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong.
The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link is a major cross boundary transport infrastructure project which will form part of the national high speed passenger rail network that extends up major cities in the Mainland of China. The below ground terminal is intended to serve as the gateway to Hong Kong and must therefore have a signature roof design that reflects a building of this importance.
Buro Happold’s scope primarily relates to the above ground work, with a particular focus on designing the iconic roof. The proposed scheme provides an enormous free form roof that will accommodate an impressive central space by providing natural light and views of Hong Kong Island. By developing the roof geometry in an integrated fashion between the architects and the structural and façade teams both the cost and constructability will be managed while focussing on the impressive design. Flying walkways connect the station from all sides and pass through the internal spaces. These will be developed by our bridging team to ensure that they achieve an architectural quality commensurate with the rest of the works.
Strategic sustainability advice will be the other key service that we provide and this will tie together the input from all the other disciplines to ensure a holistic approach is applied.