Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Director: Gianluca Racana, Filippo Innocenti
Project Architect: Fulvio Wirz, Gian Luca Barone
Design Team: Alexandre Kuroda, Fei Wang, Lisa Kinnerud, Jorge Mendez-Caceres
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Services: Buro Happold
Transport and Civil Engineering: Buro Happold
Fire Engineering: Buro Happold
Façade Consultant: NewTecnic
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon
Size: 20,434 m2
Levels: 4 above ground, 2 below ground (car parking)
Metro Lines served: Line 1, Line 4, Line 6, Skybridge access to monorail(6 train plattforms)

設計:Zaha Hadid Architects
項目主管:Filippo Innocenti的Gianluca Racana
項目建築師:Fulvio Wirz,Gian Luca Barone
設計團隊:Alexandre Kuroda,王菲,Lisa Kinnerud,Jorge Mendez-Caceres
結構工程師:Buro Happold
服務:Buro Happold
運輸與土木工程:Buro Happold
消防工程:Buro Happold

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station will serve as a key interchange on the new Riyadh Metro network for Line 1, as well as the terminus of Line 4 (for passengers to the airport) and Line 6. The local monorail can also be accessed from the station via a skybridge. With six platforms over four public floors and two levels of underground car parking, the KAFD Metro Station will be integrated within the urban context of the financial district, responding to the functional requirements of a multimodal transport centre and the district’s future vision.

阿卜杜拉國王金融區(KAFD)地鐵站將成為1號線新利雅得地鐵網絡以及4號線(機場乘客)和6號線終點站上的重要交匯處。可通過天橋從車站進入。 KAFD地鐵站將在四個公共樓層上提供六個平台,並在地下停車場提供兩個樓層,將整合到金融區的城市環境中,以響應多式聯運中心的功能要求和該區的未來願景。

The project extends beyond the simple station typology to emphasize the building’s importance as a dynamic, multi-functional public space; not only an intermediate place perceived through quick transitions, but also a dramatic public space for the city. The design places the station at the centre of a network of pathways, skybridges and metro lines envisaged by the KAFD master plan. Connectivity diagrams and traffic across the site have been mapped and structured to clearly delineate the pedestrian routes within the building, optimize internal circulation and avoid congestion. The resulting configuration is a threedimensional lattice defined by a sequence of opposing sine-waves (generated from the repetition and frequency variation of station’s daily traffic flows) which act as the spine for the building’s circulation. These sine-waves are extended to the station’s envelope and strictly affiliated to its internal layout, translating the architectural concept to the exterior.


The façade patterning reduces solar gain while it’s geometric perforations contextualize the station within its cultural environment. The overall composition resembles patterns generated by desert winds in sand dunes, where multiple frequencies and repetition generate complex natural formations. The King Abdullah Financial Disctrict Metro Station applies a discrete subset of elements which are correlated through repetition, symmetry and scaling; optimizing the design while simplify technical challenges without compromising spatial quality or design ambition.

立面的圖案減少了太陽能的獲取,而其幾何穿孔則使車站在其文化環境中變得與眾不同。 總體組成類似於沙丘中沙漠風所產生的模式,其中多個頻率和重複產生了複雜的自然形態。 阿卜杜拉國王金融區地鐵站採用離散的元素子集,這些元素通過重複,對稱和縮放進行關聯; 優化設計,同時簡化技術挑戰,而又不影響空間質量或設計雄心。


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