Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. China.
Architect: Aedas, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
The Passenger Clearance Building (PCB) of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port was designed by Aedas and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. It serves as the customs and immigration facility for travellers entering and leaving Hong Kong via the bridge, which links Zhuhai and Macau to Hong Kong. The PCB is built on a new 150-hectare artificial island reclaimed from the open waters to the north-east of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and benefits from the proximity to the Airport’s transport links. The PCB is the crossing point over the boundary between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao and serves as a gateway for all those passing through it. The facility provides Hong Kong with a new ‘front door’ surrounded by water with views to a natural skyline of evergreen mountains and hills. The simple, clear circulation through the facility and the undulating flow of surrounding waters is reinforced by the waveform roof, enhancing legibility and providing intuitive wayfinding. 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 project is environmentally friendly and meets the highest standards for new developments utilising innovative green technologies.
Photo credit: Aedas.