Concept design unveiled for Xili Transportation Hub in Shenzhen, China

Chapman Taylor has created a concept design for the new Xili Transportation Hub in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

The high-speed railway interchange station will serve as one of the city’s three main transportation nodes, becoming a showcase ‘station city’ which will be an international exemplar for how to successfully integrate a transportation-related development with its surrounding urban environment.

The masterplan concept creates a five-storey, sustainable transport interchange complemented by a range of commercial and social amenities. The design is inspired by the shapes of the surrounding mountains and rivers, with the station’s roof peaks creating a striking ‘urban mountain’ landmark on the city skyline.

Each area of the new hub has its own functions, with all interconnected within a unified ecological landscape. Office, cultural, commercial and public service facilities are allocated to the podium area. Station halls for three inter-city lines and four underground lines are placed at the north side of the site, while all underground stations are connected via a tree-lined green route through the complex. Bus stations are located to the south-east and north-west to maximise public transport options and to help ensure a stress-free interchange experience.

A landscaped green corridor extends away from the railway station to blend seamlessly with the natural landscape of the Xili area and the wider Nanshan district, while well-considered landscaping softens what was a rigid urban road around the site, helping to create a more attractive and welcoming approach to the station. The scheme creates numerous green spaces and waterside paths in which passengers and other visitors will be able to unwind.

The area’s upgraded road network increases traffic capacity and maximises accessibility. The new road system creates optimal north-south and east-west connections, helping to solve longstanding road congestion problems in the area. In terms of pedestrian and cycle traffic, a system of beautifully landscaped paths and corridors connects the two urban cores around the site to the new hub, serving to ensure the area’s full integration with the wider community.

The infrastructural core created by Xili Transportation Hub will act as a catalyst for the development of the wider Nanshan science and innovation district, with urban growth connecting with the new station in an optimal way. The development will thus be a key element in the future economic and social success in Shenzhen.

Peter Mackey (建筑学职业深造文凭)

董事, 上海

彼得作为查普门泰勒中国区的董事,负责监督和协调设计中国区所有的内部设计和总体规划项目,拥有超过25年的丰富经验。

彼得于1993年取得谢菲尔德大学建筑学职业深造文凭,经过在英国以及中国香港工作多年后,于1997年来到上海。

彼得于2007年作为中国区创始董事加入查普门泰勒,查普门泰勒的一些最大型、最成功的商业项目都是由彼得经手完成的。

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