WKT ~ The Express Rail Link ~

China : The Express Rail Link – West Kowloon Terminus, ( connecting Hong Kong to Guangzhou & Shenzhen ) when completed in 2015, will be the world’s largest underground high-speed rail station, occupying a huge 43 hectares  !
Designed by Andrew Bromberg of international architecture studio Aedas, the terminal will be prepared with 15 tracks for high-speed trains reaching maximum speeds of 124 mph (200 km/h).
The Hong Kong Section of the high-speed rail will shorten the journey time between Hong Kong and Guangzhou significantly from about 100 minutes to 48 minutes.

As a « gateway » to Hong kong, the WKT will function more like an international airport than a rail station.

The converging tracks coming into the terminus station becomes a metaphor for Hong Kong’s own converging forces. A large “Civic Square” opens up toward the cultural district and is defined on the other side with its own outdoor performance amphitheatre.

This undulating building will change the city’s face; the structure’s roof line acts as dynamic-shaped pedestrian trails alongside green spaces ( Highly Vegetated Sculpture Garden ).

The Aedas global network provides consultancy services in architecture, interior design, masterplanning, lan
dscape, urban design and building consultancy in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Sources >> Aedas.com
 +  Andrew Bromberg

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