6/28/2011

Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building by EDIT! Architecture

Many blogs and web magazines (here and here among the most interesting reviews) reviewed EDIT! Architecture's Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building. Prague-based EDIT!Architecture proposed this design for the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building Competition. Participants were asked to design a terminal building that will connect Hong Kong with Shenzhen City.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture

This is not necessary to go back over Edit! Architecture's design proposal. However, I decided to review this project but will focus on the facade, precisely the facade cladding.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture

At first glance, I daresay that one will consider this envelope a simple envelope. Yet, and this is the point, this facade cladding is particularly intriguing because of its simplicity.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture

The exterior cladding produces a ever-changing affect through a multi-colored trapezoidal patterning. Panels of the same size have the same color grade.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Archiecture

These trapezoidal windows permit natural light to be diffused within the building. This patterning allows for areas of transparency and areas of opacity.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture

Its iconic affect aside, the facade cladding is conceived for the articulation of the interior programs.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture

Part of the facade is operated by a computer-controlled opening system allowing level of opening for air circulation within the building.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture

Unfortunately, as you should know, EDIT! Architecture's proposal was not included in the official competition apparently due to technical complication in submitting the entry package.
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture
Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building © EDIT! Architecture

Source: EDIT! Architecture, eVolo, Inhabitat

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