Hin Keng Station opens on 14 February 2020
Leigh & Orange (L&O) is pleased that Hin Keng Station opened on 14 February 2020 – as part of the opening of the first phase (Tai Wai to Kai Tak) of the Shatin Central Link. We are proud to have acted as architect for the Station under appointment to Hong Kong’s world class rail operator – the MTRC.
The design of the Hin Keng Station sets a new standard for an open and elevated station with integrated solutions for functionality, sustainability and aesthetics in an urban context.
The environmentally sustainable design of the new Station includes a 5,000sqm Green Roof System which can recycle, conserve and supply water to effectively sustain vegetation growth, as well as generous openings at roof and elevations to enable optimal natural lighting and cross-ventilation throughout the entire concourse and platform – thus reducing energy use. In addition passive sun-shading fins made of 100% recycled wood particles and plastic wastes reduce solar heat gain inside the station – thus enhancing the comfort of passengers waiting for trains.
The “green” Station design concept embraces the surrounding natural hilly and wooded terrain – with the extensive green roof, vertical greening, recycled timber and contemporary stone-like tiling harmoniously blending into the natural landscape.
Upon full opening of the entire 17km long Shatin Central Link (SCL) from Tai Wai to Admiralty, the line will serve as a key link to enhance the connectivity of the existing Hong Kong railway network – while relieving congestion on the East Rail Line, Kwun Tong Line and Tsuen Wan Line, as well as road traffic at the Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hung Hom.