24 October 2018
Designed by RSHP with Aedas, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Port is the entry point into Hong Kong from the 42-kilometre HZMB, which has a strategic purpose to facilitate greater integration between cities around the Pearl River Delta. The port is located on an artificial island of about 150 hectares reclaimed from the open waters, and will serve as a transportation hub and provide clearance facilities for goods and passengers using the bridge, incorporating accommodation for frontline department staffs such as Immigration Department and Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department in the main Passenger Clearance Building (PCB) and over 50 ancillary buildings.
The PCB receives passengers needing to clear Immigration and Customs arriving from Macau and Zhuhai at the lower level with Hong Kong departing passengers at the upper level. The clear, simple circulation is reinforced by the directional linearity of the wave roof form which enhances legibility and wayfinding. The movement through the building is punctuated with full height canyons allowing the penetration of natural daylight to all levels of the building and ensuring a visual connection to the linear roof form to further reinforce clarity of wayfinding. The elegant modular roof form ideally lends itself to off-site pre-fabrication and has enabled an efficient construction process in achieving a very high level of quality.