The project, which will occupy an 8.5-hectare site, will act as a green connector unifying different modes oftransportation and represent Kaohsiung’s vision for its future as a sustainable city.
With its curvilinear landscaped canopy, the transportation hub will integrate train, metro, bus, taxi, bicycle services, and will create green public space for pedestrians and cyclists alike. The canopy will additionally connect a hotel, commercial buildings, shops, restaurants, and other facilities.
The sprawling green canopy protects the open public plaza underneath from Kaohsiung’s tropical climate like large trees would do. Here people can meet, enjoy a refreshing breeze, or visit events that take place at the station, like a farmers’ market, second-hand market, traditional open-air opera or a mobile library. – Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten
Visitors arriving at the station via underground train and metro platforms will pass through the Station’s central hall, a sunken plaza that features a bright ceiling of oval-shaped tiles.
Work on the project began in 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2024.
Learn more about the project here.
LocationSection 2, Jianguo Rd, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 830
PhotographsCourtesy of Mecanoo
News via Mecanoo Architecten.