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XIAN STATION

Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China, with a history of more than 3,100 years. Previously, Xi’an was one of the four capitals in Chinese history, the capital of 13 dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties. Xi’an is also the eastern end of the legendary Silk Road. The terracotta army of Qin Shi Huang – a world heritage, also located here. The reputation of Xi’an China is comparable to that of Cairo in Egypt, Rome of Italy and Athens of Greece. Xi’an is the center of railway network. The competition proposal aims at green design by using environmentally friendly materials and bringing green spaces right inside the building, making it not just a station with platforms but also an significant architectural structure for travelers to visit every time they come to Xi’an. The facade design was inspired by the flower symbol of Xian – pomegranate with the central skylight planted with trees to create a garden with chairs waiting to hold visitors. In addition. The facade design uses ETFE insulation panels that are easy to repair and recycle will further reduce construction costs.

Date: February 17, 2020