Arup’s architectural design for the Admiralty Station extension project has earned three prestigious honours from local and internationally renowned award schemes in recognition of its outstanding innovative and sustainability architectural design.

The three awards are:

  • Gold Prize, Architecture – Public and Institutional by Hong Kong Design Awards 2022
  • Silver winner, Architectural Design – Transportation by The MUSE Design Awards 2022
  • Honorable Mention, Architectural Design/Transportation by The Architecture MasterPrize 2022

Located in the heart of Hong Kong, the Admiralty Station extension connects four existing railway lines, becoming the largest interchange station in the MTR network. Arup was engaged as the lead consultant for this exceptionally complex and challenging project, and our scope covered railway engineering and project management, architectural and station planning, civil, structural, geotechnical, building services, traffic, fire engineering and other specialist services.

Our design realised a stunning skylight above the 30m tall atrium, which not only draws natural light from the street level to the underground space, but also creates the main spine for passengers moving between the various lines and to the hinterlands.

Hong Kong Design Awards recognise innovative and outstanding designs and are organised by representatives from the global community of renowned design brands and studios. The Muse Design Awards are selected by the leaders of a diverse range of marketing and advertising companies from around the world, which aim to set a new trend in design excellence by recognising creative and inspiring design. The Architecture MasterPrize is one of the most authoritative world-class architectural awards, which sets a new benchmark for the global architectural and design industry.

These awards are a strong testament to our pursuit of excellence, realising beauty, efficiency and sustainability with our Total Design approach. They are also a great recognition of the seamless collaboration between Arup and MTR, ensuring all works delivered without impacting the existing railway operations as well as minimal disruption to the community. 

Jason Wong

East Asia Rail Leader, Arup

This human-centric design enhances passengers’ comfort, experience and wellbeing, within a multi-level, underground station environment. This interchange station provides commuters with an easier wayfinding experience, where four of Hong Kong’s most busiest lines intersect and connect. Our Architecture team is proud to contribute our expertise to help shape our city and its sustainable future.

Karma Barfungpa

East Asia Architecture Director, Arup