Ephemeral roof exchange not only creates functional crossing the boundary of Hong Kong and Zhuhai, but also the iconic design and great aesthetics of the concept makes it a symbol of the intermediary relation between sky and land. The three-point access system provides an entry diversion through stunning landscape to be experienced by the visitors when arriving into and departing from the airport. Moreover, this three different entry points specifically pertain to sustainable technologies such as hydro, solar and piezoelectrical energy concept, while the edges of the dynamic roof system makes the concept visually unique.
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Three point energy collection points are each representational to the location and orientation of the site. The Solar Photovoltaic Louvres with a South Orientation is designed for the Hong Kong/ Kowloon exchange entrance that dually uses the natural heat and sun light from the Hong Kong and supporting area as the secondary energy source that is collected into the system of the energy roof system. A Hydro Collective System designed with humidity and rain water collectors recycles hydro-energy to provide a cooling system for the waiting guests locates itself within HK/Macao/Zhuhai Terminal. While the Piezoelectrical system is a self sustainable energy system embedded into the asphalt and landscaping throughout the site that recycles and reuses the evanescent nature of sound and vibrational energy collected from the numerous passing vehicles during the border crossing as a cast-off form of energy.
Each energy system interrelates to a larger sphere which contributes and infiltrates throughout the site. Just like the iconic flower which grows from the soil of the motherland, the energy from the site harvests itself as a form innate energy that provides to the foundation of the site and future development of the exchange point. Essentially, energy would be collected from both roof and ground designed technologies.
The iconic nature of the design is developed hand-in-hand with a strong hold on sustainable concerns to strive into making this the most sustainable transportation exchange hub in the world.