The LIA Passenger Terminal Building for Hong Kong, China by Edit! was developed to respond the surrounding urban structure, and to create a visually striking landmark that will act as a gate point for the city. It is designed with the intention to become an iconic character for the city while becoming an environmentally-efficient structure.
Read on for more on this project after the break.
The building takes the form of a softly shaped object spanning over the river as a symbol of the contrasts with the rigid structure of the truck parking which surrounds it. The same soft form is also used for the platform accessed by cars and buses. Together they work harmoniously as a whole and reflect the ubiquitous flow over the river. The impression of the building also represents the simple organization of the traffic inside with mirrored directions of passengers flow.
The green roof is formed by terraces, creating an impression of a typical South China landscape. It also acts as a thermal and sound insulation, reducing energy consumption for heating and AC and reducing the temperature fluctuations within the building. The façade has been designed to articulate the program and to emphasize the iconic structure. The trapezoidal cladding a visual illusion of movement around the building.