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    Aimed at creating a unified and identifiable form, ARRIVING WAVES has three canopies that collect the various programs and requirements, carefull… Read More
    Aimed at creating a unified and identifiable form, ARRIVING WAVES has three canopies that collect the various programs and requirements, carefully organizing and separating different types of traffic, both incoming and outgoing from Hong Kong. Read Less
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ARRIVING WAVES was part of the 2009-2010 International Competition organized by the Hong Kong Highways Department to form a land terminal and transportation hub on 130 hectares of reclaimed land at the end of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. 
Aerial View from South
Aimed at creating a unified and identifiable form, ARRIVING WAVES has three canopies that collect the various programs and requirements, carefully organizing and separating different types of traffic, both incoming and outgoing from Hong Kong. Our entry was shortlisted and made it to the final stages of the competition.
Passenger Clearence Building
COMPETITION TEXT
As a gateway between Hong Kong and Macao, ARRIVING WAVES serves as a symbol of the entrance to the harbor, a border crossing and reconciliation between the rapid development and the fragile eco-system it resides in. The site is broken up into three parts, each with its unique canopy, differentiating the experiences of border crossing. 
Vehicle Clearence Zone
Canopy Structure
The first canopy covers the passenger clearance zone, access paths and a translucent dome that serves as the passenger clearance building. The second and third canopies cover the inbound and outbound private vehicles and good vehicle. The canopies organize the site and serve 6 main purposes:
- Create a unified iconic presence for ARRIVING WAVES within the Hong Kong harbor
- Extend the experience of crossing the border from a line to a threshold
- Cover the passenger clearance building and active screening of cars from rain and sun
- Reduce the amount of exposed asphalt on the site to reduce the heat released back into the harbor
- Organize a water collection and remediation system that cleans and controls surface runoff to the harbor 
- Unify public areas, staff areas and service buildings within the site
Passenger Clearence Building
Section through Passenger Clearence Building