The Beijing South Station is railway station in Beijing, China that designed by TFP Farrells. Completed in August 2008, this fully integrated multi-modal transportation hub serves as a ‘Gateway’ to the capital and a vital link in China’s new high-speed intercity network. A building urban masterplan and it is one of the most modern stations in the world designed for a turnover of 286,500 passengers per day, 105 million per year by 2030. To answer these great many new model in the design of the station has been developed, incorporating the installation of multi-modal transport interchange with a vertical separation strategy designed to make the flow of passenger traffic direct, practical and very effective.
Situated on a plot of existing railway, one of the challenges was how the geometry of the station juxtaposed fan of the diagonal of the tracks on the grid Cardinal urban Beijing; Farrells developed a response that unites urban connecting the two buildings adjacent to public parks and city wide context. The station is an important public building and reinforcing sustainable and inform the urban fabric with some form of unification simple contemporary, unique, providing the station with an innovative architectural solution to the complex functional requirements and contextual site, and acts as a catalyst for further development of the surrounding urban area.
A pilot project for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in China, the large oval dome-shaped roof was designed in response to the short type, to cover the entire length of the platforms, to protect against weather station , sand storms, cold, harsh winters and summer temperature extremes, and moderate the indoor climate. To achieve clear halls, as desired by the customer, a roof overhead lines has been developed which allows large spans resulting in bright, airy spaces with ambient light generosity and openness to reduce overcrowding, improve signage and generate a sense of security. Elements and sustainable environment are natural ventilation to reduce cooling loads and air cockpits, to cool the departure area increasing the level of passenger comfort. Another demand from customers has been key to the roof design to reflect the stations of the cultural significance has been achieved in creating a modern interpretation of the up-turned hip roofs, inspired by the Temple of Heaven.