We’re very excited to have produced a proposal that will greatly improve the scheme’s structural efficiency and reduce its construction costs.
Lead project architect, Make
Engineers Laing O’Rourke asked us to adapt the design of an entrance for a new rail terminus in Hong Kong. The original scheme – a bold architectural statement by architects Aedas – was proving a challenge to build, so we were brought in to help.
After liaising with Aedas to make sure we fully understood the design intent, we conducted a thorough structural analysis. Our final proposal rationalises the scheme’s complex geometry and simplifies the structure. We improved structural efficiency by reducing the roof span and temporary works, removing columns, integrating walkways, and repeating and standardising cladding elements.
The new design stays true to the original architectural aspirations, but with a simplified build. It’s now much easier to fabricate and assemble, and benefits from a reduced construction budget to boot.