WEST KOWLOON TERMINUS

The US$10B West Kowloon High Speed Rail Terminus in Hong Kong has now opened. The station will serve as an underground terminus for an expected 80,100 passengers daily, with the rail link promising to significantly cut the travel time between Hong Kong and the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Inhabit was engaged in 2011 as the Façade and BMU consultant for the main contractor Leighton-Gammon Joint Venture. The building has a 3-dimensional roof structure with associated glass façade systems. The cleaning and access requirements internally are most challenging due to the high ceilings and geometry.

The overall structure is highly irregular in shape and is made up of long span steel trusses with huge differential movements and tolerances.

Inhabit worked closely with the façade sub-contractor Gartner (now PISA) to develop systems and solutions for the complex geometries that make up the overall form of the building.

In addition to the façade, Inhabit worked on the access and maintenance strategy and documentation for both exterior and interior atriums.

  • Scope
    FAÇADE AND ACCESS + MAINTENANCE CONSULTANT
  • Location
    HONG KONG
  • Client
    MTR
  • Developer
    LEIGHTON | GAMMON
  • Architect
    AEDAS