• Guangzhou Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou, China, 2009

The high-speed railway line for the fastest train in the world went into operation in the year 2009. Part of this development was the new train station in Guangzhou, one of the largest train stations in South China. The three-story train station building is entirely covered by a roof. 26 tracks and platforms are supported by lined-up multi-span box-section girder bridges and central arch structures. Mounted on this structure are also the long-span passenger platforms. The roofing is made up of multi-span, curved bent shells, which are either glazed, enclosed with large ETFE inflated cushions or covered with trapezoidal decking. In the central area these consist purely of shell structures and along the sides of barrel-shaped roofs with cable ties.

  • Location

    Guangzhou, China

  • Architect

    BIAD / Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Peking; TFP / Terry Farrrell and Partners, Hongkong

  • Cooperation

    FSDI / Fouth Survey and Design Institute of China Railway, Wuhan, China

  • Client

    Ministry of China Railway

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, structural analysis

  • Length / width / height 450 m / 400 m / 40 m
  • Area base-level approx. 160,000 m²
  • Area entrance- and access-level approx. 60,000 m²
  • Roof span 50 - 100 m
  • Total area approx. 320,000 m²
  • Area railway-level approx. 100,000 m²
  • Roof area approx. 200,000 m²
  • Guangzhou Railway Station
  • Guangzhou Railway Station

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