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Hangzhou South Railway Station
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DESIGNER
 
 
gmp - von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
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DESCRIPTION
 
Hangzhou South Railway Station Hangzhou China gmp von Gerkan Marg und PartnerThe architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design the new southern railway station in Hangzhou. The project involves the conversion and extension of the station in the Xiao Shan district to the south of the Qiantang river; after the eastern and main railway stations it will be the third largest railway station of this metropolis.

Hangzhou South Railway Station Hangzhou China gmp von Gerkan Marg und PartnerThe design reflects the local culture, with the station building picking up elements of traditional buildings in Hangzhou: the base plinth consists of grey granite, the main building’s white walls enclose the waiting room level which is framed by perforated vertical slats – a reference to the traditional Chinese window shutters.

Passengers enter the station through foyers to the east and west. The 200 meter long and 18 meter high waiting hall - with its free-spanning construction without columns and plentiful daylight - offers passengers easy orientation. It creates a light-flooded space and provides a unique experience for passengers upon their arrival and departure. There are escalators and lifts for passengers and visitors to descend to the total of seven platforms.

The Hangzhou South Railway Station is not the only railway station project by gmp Architects. In addition to the main railway station in Berlin, which is the largest interchange station in Europe, they have built the Tianjin West Railway Station which, following its completion in 2011, serves as a stop along the high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Province
Zhejiang
Town
Hangzhou
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Transport buildings and structures
Railway stations
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2011    
Realisation
2012 - 2014
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CLIENT
 
 
Ministry of Railways
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
gross area sq.m. 90,000
Number
platforms 7
tracks 21
passengers/year from 2020 4.5 million
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STAFF
 
Design
Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
Design team
Jiang Linlin, Zhang Yingying, Zhang Xiaoguang
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CREDITS
 
 
Images © gmp - von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Text edited by gmp - von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Courtesy by gmp - von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Hangzhou South Railway Station Hangzhou China gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner


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