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British architect strikes gold in China

Post Time:Aug 08,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:201

With a roof area the size of 20 football pitches, the vast Beijing South Railway Station is the largest station in Asia and a core Olympic project which opens next week. Home to new high speed rail lines between Olympic venues, the station is China’s largest and embodies innovative architecture and rigorous design. It is designed for an annual passenger turnover of 105 million by the year 2030, with a peak-hour flow of 30,800 passengers.

The station’s low-rise roof includes a 30,000 m2 skylight that maximises natural light into the station and conserves energy, according to a World Architecture News.com report Aug. 8.

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