Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port-Passenger Clearance Building

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port-Passenger Clearance Building

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.

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About the architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is an international architectural practice based in London. Over the past four decades, RSHP has attracted critical acclaim and awards with built projects across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

The practice is experienced in designing a wide range of building types including: office, residential, transport, education, culture, leisure, retail, civic and healthcare. The quality of its designs has been recognised with some of architecture’s highest awards, including two RIBA Stirling Prizes, one in 2006 for Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport and the other in 2009 for Maggie’s West London Centre.

A deep belief in the importance of sustainability has underscored the firm’s work since the early days, and recent and ongoing projects such as the extension to the London School of Economics, the New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital, International Towers Sydney and the extension to the British Museum exemplify this belief with a range of environmental features built into the fabric of the building.

Since the early days of the Lloyd’s building in the 1970s the practice has produced innovative, beautiful, sustainable, and practical architecture which creatively solves problems for clients. A focus on providing flexible spaces separated from service elements means RSHP’s buildings are adaptable and resilient in a world where technology is changing rapidly.

The firm was founded as the Richard Rogers Partnership in 1977 but over time evolved and in 2007 the decision was made to rename the firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to reflect the vital contributions of Graham Stirk, designer of the iconic Leadenhall Building and Protos Winery, and Ivan Harbour, whose residential scheme for homeless families, PLACE/Ladywell, won the Mayor of London’s prize for the project that best creatively contributes to the capital’s economy. The practice now has 13 partners, with several long-standing members of the practice being named partners in 2015. Together, they represent the inherent continuity and consistency of the philosophy which the practice applies to all its work.