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Two Aedas projects in running for World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2019

Jul 8, '19 6:29 AM EST

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building, jointly designed by Chairman and Global Design Principal Keith Griffiths, Global Design Principal Max Connop and Richard Paul, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) are shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards under Completed Buildings - Transport category.

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is more akin to an airport than a mere underground train station. The approximate 400,000 square meters of usable floor area, however, ensures that the flow of the passengers is as smooth as possible. Andrew Bromberg’s design of the station introduces over 3 hectares of ‘green plaza’ to the site. The outside ground plane bows down towards the entrance, whilst the roof structure above gestures towards the sky. The resulting space is a 45-meter high volume, whose energy and focus is directed towards the south façade, Hong Kong Central skyline and Victoria Peak beyond. The interior of the hall is almost like a forest, with leaning steel columns supporting a giant floating roof and lifting up 4,000 glass panels to bring in natural daylight into the building and a glimpse of the city even from the lower levels of the station.

Passenger Clearance Building (PCB) of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port was jointly designed by Aedas and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. It houses the customs and immigration facilities for travellers leaving and entering Hong Kong via the bridge. The bridge links Zhuhai and Macau to Hong Kong and provides a strategic southern connection between the 11 cities of the Greater Bay Area Megapolis by linking the West and East Pearl River Delta in China. 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.

The WAF Awards is a global award programme which celebrates, shares and inspires outstanding architecture. The final results will be announced in Amsterdam this December.

About Aedas

Aedas is the world’s only local and global architecture and design practice driven by global sharing of research, local knowledge and international practice. Our 1,400 creative minds with design studios across the globe create world-class design solutions with deep social and cultural understanding of the communities we design for. We create world-class design solutions that are tailored to the needs of cities and communities around the world.

About Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Andrew Bromberg (RIBA, Assoc. AIA) is Global Design Principal at the international architectural practice, Aedas.

Bromberg, born in 1968, Colorado, US, has been steadily gaining recognition for his ground-breaking architectural design for projects in China, the Far East, the Middle East, Europe and North America, ranging from cultural, retail and educational venues to mixed-use commercial developments, as well as significant infrastructure and transport schemes.

The architect’s most notable projects include Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, a 400,000 sq.m underground station and is one of the largest stations in the world linking Hong Kong to major cities in China, completed in 2018, The Star in Singapore, designed with a 5,000-seat concert hall dramatically perched above publically accessible forecourt and retail areas, completed in 2012, Sandcrawler, the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, clad in energy-saving luminous facades, completed in 2014, and the place-making Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex in Guangzhou, built on the bank of the Pearl River estuary, completed in 2013.

About Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is an international architectural practice based in London. Over the past four decades, RSHP has attracted critical acclaim and awards with built projects across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. The practice is experienced in designing a wide range of building types including: office, residential, transport, education, culture, leisure, retail, civic and healthcare. The quality of its designs has been recognised with some of architecture’s highest awards, including two RIBA Stirling Prizes, one in 2006 for Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport and the other in 2009 for Maggie’s West London Centre.