Well-established safety management and guarantee systems for the complex and ultra-modern HZMB Zhuhai Border Checkpoint have led to praise from the China Construction Industry Association.
The award for two passenger inspection buildings was made in Wuhan by the association's Construction Safety Branch just prior to them being handed over to the bridge Zhuhai Border Checkpoint Construction & Management Co on Dec 28.
China Construction Third Engineering Bureau built the cross-border facility as a key part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. The reinforced concrete architectural complex covers floorage of 502,300 sq m. It also encompasses a Zhuhai-side transportation center, road corridor, and other support facilities.
Aerial view of Zhuhai Border Checkpoint
The main building is a harmonious oval shape, while supporting structures comprise a complete building group in a pleasing line, expressing a fully connected Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macao.
On the ground floor are 41 pedestrian passageways and 39 vehicle lanes, totaling more than 93,000 sq m of road surface paved with asphalt. The structure has a circulation system that separates passenger and freight traffic.
A glass curtain wall of vertical lines is applied to the general building façade. Passenger Inspection Area A has a 57,000-sq-m steel ring-shaped roof with seven shuttle-shaped skylights that admit energy-saving balanced lighting.
Rendering of the passenger inspection structure [Photos courtesy Zhuhai Daily]