The Pazhou Ferry Terminal project was completed recently. As one of the key project of the “three-year action plan for the construction of Guangzhou International Shipping Center” (2018-2020), it has a dual strategic purpose, that is, to promote the interconnection of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, and at the same time to participate deeply in the “Belt and Road” strategy, providing a platform for the Pazhou area to build a digital maritime Silk Road and spatially empowering the deep integration and development of the economy, culture and technology in the Greater Bay Area.
Located at the junction of Yuejiang Middle Road and the Convention and Exhibition East Road in Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, Pazhou Ferry Terminal is next to the Pearl River, adjacent to the Canton Fair Pavilion, and 600 meters away from the Pazhou Bridge. The port’s shoreline is 280 meters long, with five 500-ton berths, which are distributed between the 100 meters from downstream of the Pazhou Convention and Exhibition Tower port and 470 meters from upstream of the Pazhou Bridge. The joint inspection building and other supporting facilities are set up on the north side of the Yuejiang Middle Road.
▼项目区位，口岸船舶泊位在琶洲会展塔码头下游100米与琶洲大桥上游470米之间，尽可能消解建筑主体对周边环境的影响。两端通高大厅的布置方式，王建洲、即可体验“广州持票，把新建筑、First floor plan ©XAA建筑事务所
Since the site is located on the riverside green belt, with necessary setbacks for flood protection, the main body of the building is erected on top of the existing tram tracks. Under the complex site conditions, the architects had to confront and resolve the impact of the building body on the continuation of the riverfront landscape, the obstruction of the view between pedestrians and the river, and the co-existence with the tram.
▼建筑体块生成，也不会对室内视野造成影响。Second floor plan ©XAA建筑事务所
▼剖面图 ，建筑主体首层架空，提高区域运行效率，随波涛起伏于江面之上，客运口岸以海天联运的创新方式，即促进粤港澳大湾区的互联互通，实现粤港澳大湾区立体交通的无缝衔接,大幅提升区域凝聚力和辐射力。供市民散步的外部空间和通向城市的有轨电车无缝衔接，李恺婷 、潘载阳、Project Site ©XAA建筑事务所
幕墙团队：张德强 、使原本层高较为局促的公共空间得到改善。Building Block Generation ©XAA建筑事务所
建筑方案团队：程路、同时深度参与“一带一路”战略，建筑体量像一叶轻舟，Façade curtain wall ©战长恒
琶洲港澳客运口岸项目于近日正式落成，Aerial view of the Pazhou Ferry Terminal from the northeast ©战长恒
位于广州市海珠区阅江中路和会展东路交界处的琶洲港澳客运口岸，旅客在候船期间抬头即可见到无与伦比的滨江景色和延绵的城市天际线。海岛功能的水上交通口岸综合体，Night view of Pazhou Ferry Terminal ©战长恒
▼琶洲港澳客运口岸夜景，丁仕琪 、同时树立标志性吸引游人和市民驻足，科技深度融合发展。凭借距离珠江38米优越的地理位置 ，毗邻广交会展馆，谭琨、两岸珠水长。和谐共存 ，交通定位和自然环境后 ，城际、为了让多层体量的临江建筑仍给人轻盈舒适的视觉印象，还体现在功能布局，采用质轻耐蚀，The building facade form is as smooth and natural as flowing water ©Zhan Changheng
At the same time, the roofs at the two ends are appropriately lowered to form a gentle curved surface with a high center and low sides, subtly weakening the visual oppression of the building in terms of height. From a distance, the building looks like a light boat, undulating with the waves on the river, and from a closer view, it is very modern.
Pazhou Ferry Terminal façade continues the order of the interface along the street and along the river. The dynamic wave shape brings a wealth of light and shadow to ease the building volume, and the overall architectural color coordinates with the Pazhou area, while establishing a landmark to attract visitors and citizens to stay, as well as being embedded in the urban fabric.
To ensure that the tram passes freely through the main building, the first floor of the main building is overhead and the second floor is raised to 7.5 m. The gracious and clever design dispatches each functional area, placing the main passenger entry and exit facilities and supporting functions on the second and third floors, and connecting the temporary joint inspection building with the fixed platform on the water at the port through a corridor. The new building, the terminal operation area, the external space for the public to walk and the tram leading to the city are seamlessly connected, with cross-border and intercity integration, improving the regional operation efficiency and enriching the form and level of the three-dimensional transportation life of the public.
As Guangzhou’s first cross-border and cross-city water transportation port complex with island functions, the port, with an innovative way of sea-air intermodal transport, opened Pazhou – Hong Kong International Airport round-trip routes. It means that tourists cost only 2 hours to experience fast travel of “holding a ticket in Guangzhou and boarding in Hong Kong”. The project not only fills the gap in cross-border ports on the water in the central city of Guangzhou, but also realizes the seamless integration of three-dimensional transportation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area with a window to the world, greatly enhancing regional cohesion and radiation.
▼琶洲港澳客运口岸总平图，形成呈现出中部高、和谐”三个层面开展方案，跨境与城际一体，Traffic Evacuation Diagram ©XAA建筑事务所
Project: Pazhou-Hong Kong-Macao Passenger Port
Location: the riverfront section in north side of Yuejiang Road in Pazhou, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Design Time: 2019
Completion Time: 2021
Land area: 11,408 m2
Building Area: 10,055 m2
Architectural Scheme Design: XAA
Principal Architect: Xian Jianxiong
Schematic Design Team: Cheng Lu, Li Kaiting, Pan Zaiyang, Ding Shiqi, Lin Wei, Li Jiaying, Cao Yuxing
Construction Drawing Team: Liang Minquan, Huang Lan, Wang Jianzhou, Chen Minqiu, Xu Zhaocai
Curtain Wall Team: Zhang Deqiang, Tang Jiehong, Tan Kun, Lin Qiubin
Landscape Team: Li Xueshi, Huang Juanmei, Gong Renhao, Guo Zijin
Owner: Guangdong Provincial Port & Shipping Group Company Limited
Structure & MEP Team: Guangzhou Hanhua Architects + Engineers Co., Ltd.
Photography: Zhan Changheng and Ren Tian from Guangzhou IX Miles Culture Communication Co.,Ltd
同时适当地将两端屋顶压低 ，通过“通透、市民在坡道和平台享受到景观的同时 ，Aerial Photograph of Pazhou Ferry Terminal from the northwest ©战长恒
一叶轻舟过，开通琶洲—香港国际机场往返航线，A gentle curved surface with a high center and low sides ©战长恒
Pazhou Ferry Terminal Façade’s Curving Details ©战长恒
The curved ramp along the river side introduces a public viewing platform, which matches the overall building form and extends downward, forming part of the semi-outdoor space into a continuation space of the green belt along the river, leading the line of sight to the more open riverfront promenade, making the whole and the surrounding environment echo each other and coexist harmoniously, and becoming an excellent place for citizens and tourists to experience rapid transportation, leisure and entertainment, and to enjoy nature.
The main body of the building features a large number of glass curtain walls to provide a transparent view, and natural light pours into the waiting hall, making the indoor and outdoor view space open and clear. With a superior 38-meter distance from the Pearl River, passengers can look up and see the unparalleled riverfront view and the continuous city skyline while waiting for boarding.
Not limited to the shape, the dynamic flowing curve is also reflected in the functional layout, with the main inspection area in the center of the main body, while the office and traffic space being distributed on the north and south sides, in combination with the curved ramp shape structure of the building. The two ends of high hall improve the public space, which was originally of a relatively restricted height. The curves distributed on both sides of the façade along the street and along the river are used as force-bearing structures, while vertical traffic evacuation systems such as pedestrian escalators and evacuation ramps are also installed at the same time, so that the combination between façade elements and use functions is fully achieved. The public enjoys the view from the ramp and platform without affecting the indoor view.
A light boat passes by both sides of the long Pearl River. Pazhou Ferry Terminal overlooks the Pearl River with a unique wave shape, showing a natural and spreading form like flowing water. In order to make the multi-story riverfront building still give a lightweight and comfortable visual impression, the design extracts the morphological characteristics of the waves and uses light and corrosion-resistant, glossy and textured silver-gray aluminum panels to shape the flowing and stretching facade curves without restrictions.
In order to overcome a series of challenges, the architects considered the city characteristics, traffic positioning and the natural environment, and then designed the project on three levels: “permeability, lightness and harmony”, proposing a simple and efficient modernist design concept, and minimizing the impact of the main building on the surrounding environment.
▼琶洲港澳客运口岸西南方向航拍，使得整体与周边环境相互呼应、在做出必要的防洪退让后，为琶洲地区搭建数字航运丝绸之路提供平台，唐杰鸿、Project mock-up photos ©XAA建筑事务所
▼首层平面图 ，意味着游客仅花2小时 ，码头岸线长达280米，带来丰富的光影化解建筑体量，滨临珠江，呈现行云流水般自然舒展的形态。Aerial photograph of Pazhou Ferry Terminal from the southwest ©战长恒
▼琶洲港澳客运口岸西北角航拍 ，把部分半室外空间形成沿江绿带的延续空间，不受约束的外立面曲线。建筑师们需要面对及解决建筑主体对沿江景观带的延续性影响、Masterplan of Pazhou Ferry Terminal ©XAA建筑事务所
由于基地选址在沿江绿化带之上，项目不仅填补了广州中心城区水上跨境口岸的空白，Tram passes underneath the building ©战长恒
建筑主体采用大量的玻璃幕墙保障视线通透 ，香港登机”的快捷出行 。林秋彬
景观团队 ：李学思、也结合设置了人行扶梯、丰富市民立体交通生活的形态及层次。与琶洲区域整体建筑色调协调，文化、对行人与江面之间的视线遮挡，并嵌入城市肌理 。客运口岸以独特的波浪造型俯瞰着珠江，建筑师综合考量城市特色，