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17th April 2012
Aedas Champions at MIPIM Awards 2012
One of the flagship projects of Aedas – the Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus – was crowned the much coveted Best Futura Mega Project in MIPIM Awards 2012. The results were announced at MIPIM, one of the biggest architecture and real estate shows of the year, held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, the high-speed rail terminus station will connect Hong Kong to Beijing with the largest rail network in our history as it completes construction in 2015. Located centrally in Hong Kong within the city’s urban realm, the 430,000 square meter facility, equipped with 15 tracks, will be the largest below ground terminus station in the world.
The WKT will function more like an international airport than a rail station as the facility will have both custom and immigration controls for departing and arriving passengers.
Being a “gateway” to Hong Kong, the Terminus was designed to connect with the surrounding urban context as much as make visitors feel the city’s character whether arriving or departing. The outside ground plane arcs down to the hall and the roof structure above gestures towards the harbour. The result is a 45 meter high structure which focuses all the attention to the south façade with views of the Hong Kong Central skyline,Victoria Peak and beyond.
Each year, the prestigious MIPIM awards receive the most innovative, ambitious and exciting real estate projects from around the world. This year features an impressive mix of projects competing in eight categories, four of which are new and focus on some of the industry’s high-potential sectors: Best Industrial and Logistics Development, Best Refurbished Building, Best Shopping Centre and Best Futura Mega Project. The results were voted on a group basis, from the jury of leading real estate professionals and MIPIM participants.
This is the fourth design award won by the Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus to date, testifying once more Aedas’ outstanding capabilities in the sector.
Project Manager Aecom
Structural, Fire Safety, Civil and Geotechnical Engineer Aecom
Building Services Engineer Meinhardt
Structural Engineer, Façade Performance –EntranceBuildingBuro Happold
Sustainability Consultant Buro Happold
Landscape Architect Aecom
Quantity Surveyor Widnell
Traffic and Transport Engineer MVA
Rail and Transport Planning Advisor Systra