Sunny Bay station is located on the Tung Chung Line and serves as the interchange station for the Disneyland Resort theme park on Lantau Island. Arup acted as the lead consultant for the station providing civil, structural, and building services engineering design, building physics and sustainable design specialist services.
The station's sophisticated design reduces its energy consumption by 66% of an equivalent conventional station. The key to this dramatic reduction in energy consumption was in its integration with its environment. Its location between the sea and the mountains gave rise to the possibility of wind cooling.
66% reduction in energy consumption
3.5kmsingle track Disneyland Resort Line
The roof structure itself was designed to be lightweight and translucent, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day and minimising the depth of excavation required for foundations and hence the associated spoil removal.
Both the Tung Chung and Disneyland platforms are provided with automatic platform gates – a first for Hong Kong's MTR system.
The station was constructed alongside the operating Tung Chung and Airport Express lines by constructing new tracks and the Tung Chung Line platforms off-line. This allowed the operating railway to continue unimpeded. The Airport Express Line (AEL) tracks pass through the centre of the new station layout allowing AEL trains to continue non-stop.
The accomplishments of Sunny Bay station have been recognised internationally, winning the Hong Kong Green Building Award in 2007 and the Best Green Projects of the Business Week/Architectural Record 'Good Design is Good Business' China Award in 2008.