Passenger Clearance Building,China

The PCB is built on a new 150-hectare artificial island reclaimed from the open waters to the north-east of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and, will benefit from the proximity to the HKIA’s transport links, including the Skypier Ferry Terminal, and the MTR’s Airport Express and Tung Chung line. It is the new crossing point over the boundary between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao and the facilities will serve as a gateway for all those passing through it.

The building provides a unique opportunity to give Hong Kong an architectural ‘front door’ which celebrates travel, surrounded by water with views to a natural skyline of evergreen mountains and hills. The movement through the building is punctuated, with full height canyons allowing natural daylight to penetrate all levels of the building, and, ensuring there is a visual connection to the linear roof form to further reinforce clarity of wayfinding. The elegant modular roof form ideally lent itself to offsite pre-fabrication and has enabled an efficient construction process achieving a very high level of quality. The project is environmentally friendly, aiming to meet the highest standards for new developments and utilising innovative green technologies.

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