JINAN EAST STATION
- Clients: Jinan Jiqing Hi-speed Railway Co., Ltd; Jinan Rail Transit Group Co., Ltd and Jinan Railway Bureau etc.
- Project management: AREP and China Railway Design Corporation (Formerly named as The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation)
- Surface: 75000 m²
- Delivery: 2018 (Final construction)
The station’s saddle shape is formed by twenty large tridimensional arch structures with gradual changes in span and height. The hyperbolic shape roof of the station with the folding Canopy together makes a new iconic image for the newly developed east district of Jinan. The hyperbolic shape roof allows the passenger from outside the station to the center of the waiting room to feel the variation of natural light, acoustics and views.
Its interior was designed for a new perception of comfort in a transportation public space.
It was chosen as a representation of China’s futuristic development vision and engineering prowess and aims to inspire all people that use the building. With high ceilings and open spaces that are naturally fit, as well as good ventilation and featured temperature controls, the station halls will create a pleasant escape from the busy city outside the doors. The design features sky lights in the roof structure and will have glass curtain walls surrounding the waiting hall to provide natural light and landscape views in all directions. Sound absorbing materials will be installed to fit the arched structure and provide comfortable acoustic levels in the open spaces. The transition from the lower ceiling level spaces in the centre of the building to the open plan areas on either side, will accentuate the impressive scale of the station halls.
When the construction of Jinan East Railway Station is completed, its roof structure will have one of the biggest spanning arches in China. With 408 meters in length and 180 meters in span it will also be one of the largest arch structures in China.