Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Hong Kong Port Passenger Clearance Building

Structural Designer

AECOM and BuroHappold Engineering

Client Name

Hong Kong Highways Department


Hong Kong, China

Leighton / Chun Wo JV

Aedas / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

AECOM- Lead consultant
BuroHappold Engineering - Roof and facade sub-consultant to AECOM
Robert Bird Group - Construction engineering for contractor
  Images: © Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners (1+4); Aecom (2+3)


The entry point into Hong Kong from the 42km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB).

The wave-like roof structure is 310m long by 192m wide providing over 90,000 mof gross floor area. An innovative construction methodology maximised off-site fabrication. 


Judge's comment:

This large, yet elegant structure comprises forty-five modular roof units, each weighing some 600 tonnes, which together form the vast wave-profile roof.

This provides shelter for passenger circulation areas and three reinforced concrete administration buildings, between them creating some 90,000m2 of floor area.

Adoption of a policy of Design for Manufacture and Assembly from the outset allowed full advantage to be taken of modular repetition, to save cost, improve build quality and dramatically shorten construction programme.  

The judges were particularly impressed by the innovative multiple re-use of the roof module stillages, which initially facilitated the accurate fabrication of the roof elements, then enabled the assembled roof units to be transported by sea to the construction site, and finally allowed them to be rolled sideways along an elevated runway beam system into position for final erection. The stillages were then returned to the fabrication shops for re-use. 

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