Huanggang Port New Development by Aedas

Huanggang Port

Huanggang Port New Development have received Special Mentions in the 2022 Architizer A+ Awards for the Unbuilt Transportation categories respectively together with the Nansha Kingboard Plaza project, Guangzhou, winner of the Office – High Rise (16+ Floors) category.

Situated in Shenzhen’s Futian district, the Huanggang Port is a vital channel that connects Shenzhen, Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. The design transforms the port via a set of immigration and three-dimensional integrated transport hubs to facilitate effective inter-Greater Bay Area and cross-border connectivity.

Inspired by the concept of ‘the cornerstone’, it is a symmetrical architectural form that sits on an elevated landscaped base. A series of green space, sunken plaza is instituted to connect Futian Port, New Huangang Port, and the central axis of Shenzhen-HK Cooperation Zone. The port’s interior design is inspired by Shenzhen’s emblem flower, the Bougainvillea.

The elegant and intricate curves and detailing from the flower is adapted to create a distinctive interior roof motif that bolsters the vibrant Shenzhen spirit. Through the new design’s seamless connectivity, the port will be a gateway to Shenzhen and fulfil the city’s changing transportation requirements while granting the community greenery and public space. Aedas proposes efficient, compatible and green as the tenets for Huanggang Port’s design.

The port will be built into an effective and convenient gateway with an integrated three-dimensional transportation hub. It will integrate commerce, culture and life with plenty of greenery and space for the public. The Basement Level seamlessly connects the port to the rail network to establish an efficient interchange between the surrounding rail stations and a high degree of integration between the city’s green axis, rail transportation networks and the old and new ports.

The design alters traditional connections between the port and city while creatively integrating a ‘Stacking Strategy’ on principle floors. A three-dimensional road will be built to separate transitting and non-transitting vehicles on the immigration hall level. A north-south passenger clearance direction will be adopted to improve connection with the Shenzhen-Hong Kong rail transit system, shorten walking distance and realise the port’s people-centric design. Source by Aedas.

  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Architet: Aedas
  • Chairman & Global Design Principal: Keith Griffiths
  • Executive Director: Chris Chen
  • Collaboration: Shenzhen CAPOL International & Associates Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Transportation Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.)
  • Year: 2024
  • Images: Courtesy of Aedas