Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas has been shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) Engineering Prize. It will compete against six other world-class designers to be the laureate. The final result will be announced in Amsterdam this December after review by a special jury in the Festival.

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Project Name: Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
Architect Name: Aedas

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station By Aedas - Sheet1Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is an urban icon more akin to an airport than a mere underground train station. The approximate 400,000 square meters of usable floor area, however, ensures that the flow of the passengers is as smooth as possible. Andrew Bromberg’s design of the station introduces over 3 hectares of ‘green plaza’ to the site. The outside ground plane bows down towards the entrance, whilst the roof structure above gestures towards the sky. The resulting space is a 45-meter high volume, whose energy and focus is directed towards the south façade, Hong Kong Central skyline and Victoria Peak beyond.

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Hong Kong West Kowloon Station By Aedas - Sheet3People are furthermore encouraged to walk up on the station’s rooftop aligned with mature trees and shrubs and enjoy the new views and gain new connections with the city. The interior of the hall is almost like a forest, with leaning steel columns supporting a giant floating roof and lifting up 4,000 glass panels to bring in natural daylight into the building and a glimpse of the city even from the lower levels of the station.

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station By Aedas - Sheet5The WAF Awards is a global award programme which celebrates, shares and inspires outstanding architecture. Announced in July, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building, jointly designed by Chairman and Global Design Principal Keith Griffiths, Global Design Principal Max Connop and Richard Paul, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) have also been shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards under Completed Buildings – Transport category. The final results will be announced in Amsterdam this December.


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Aedas is the world’s only local and global architecture and design practice driven by global sharing of research, local knowledge and international practice. Our 1,400 creative minds with design studios across the globe create world-class design solutions with deep social and cultural understanding of the communities we design for. We create world-class design solutions that are tailored to the needs of cities and communities around the world.

Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Andrew Bromberg (RIBA, Assoc. AIA) is Global Design Principal at the international architectural practice, Aedas.

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Bromberg, born in 1968, Colorado, US, has been steadily gaining recognition for his ground-breaking architectural design for projects in China, the Far East, the Middle East, Europe and North America, ranging from cultural, retail and educational venues to mixed-use commercial developments, as well as significant infrastructure and transport schemes.

The architect’s most notable projects include Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, a 400,000 sq.m underground station and is one of the largest stations in the world linking Hong Kong to major cities in China, completed in 2018, The Star in Singapore, designed with a 5,000-seat concert hall dramatically perched above publically accessible forecourt and retail areas, completed in 2012, Sandcrawler, the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, clad in energy-saving luminous facades, completed in 2014, and the place-making Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex in Guangzhou, built on the bank of the Pearl River estuary, completed in 2013.

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