Hangzhou South Railway Station
von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
This new project involves the conversion and extension of the station in the Xiao Shan district to the south of the Qiantang river. After the eastern and main railway stations it will be the third largest railway station of this metropolis.
The design reflects the local culture, with the station building
picking up elements of traditional buildings in Hangzhou, the
base plinth consists of grey granite, the main building's white
walls enclose the waiting room level which is framed by perforated
vertical slats - a reference to the traditional Chinese window
Passengers enter the station through foyers to the east and west. The 200 meter long and 18 meter high waiting hall, with its free-spanning construction without columns and plentiful daylight, offers passengers easy orientation.
Facts about Hangzhou South Railway Station
Gross floor area:
90,000 square meters
Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz
with Stephan Rewolle
Ministry of Railways
Last updated: December 19, 2013