Architecture / Competition / Filament
The design ideas competition called for active submissions in relation to the proposed Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) Passenger Terminal building and the four vehicular bridges across the Shenzhen River. The new BCP will be located in Hong Kong’s north-eastern New Territories and Shenzhen’s Luohu district to serve passenger, goods and vehicular traffic travelling between Hong Kong (HK) and Shenzhen (SZ) East.
The forms involved in our proposal are inspired by speed of the moving articles and bodies. The space is to be observed from the point of view of the holder of the velocity, bestowed by the systems of transportation. Even our skylights are fashioned like linear openings to track the trajectories of the moving vehicles.
In a space circumscribed by speeds, transits and flows we can no longer afford the window opening, the corner, the detail, or the ‘here’ -anything that jeopardizes the continuum from A to B. Our elements had to be smoothened into meshworks, curves and a multiple ‘nowhere’ to better facilitate the act of conveyance.