WAU Studio a Shenzhen-based firm has presented their proposal “Twisted Link” that recently won a Commendation in the Design Ideas Competition for Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Building.
It is a new construction between the New Territories of Hong Kong and Luohu in Shenzhen in China.
Images courtesy of WAU Studio
From the Architects:
HKSARG (Hong Kong’s Civil Engineering and Development Department) and SMPG (Shenzhen Municipality’s Bureau of Public Works) jointly planed to create a new boundary control point passager at Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong and Luohu in Shenzhen to serve the cross-boundary goods vehicles and passengers travelling between HK and SZ East.
Sympolization: A complementary and mutual beneficial partnership, Hong Kong and Shenzhen will join the globalization as an integrated image and get benefit. With intimate collaboration, Hong Kong-Shenzhen boundary control point will be a symbolization of close communication. The scheme concept comes from “link”: many single units can be twisted into a solid and integrated form. This scheme, a twisted link, indicates multi-level and deep cooperation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen on the economical , cultural and more levels.
Twisted Link: Based on a basis shape——a cuboid , a dynamic building shape will be created from twisting one end 90 degrees clockwise. This building shape can weaken the boundary between building envelopment. After deformation, the roof turns into wall, or wall into floor. This deformation also indicates the multi-level combination as life-style and political formation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. It also brings a new experience about building internal space.