Xi'an Train Station
Honorable Mention + Finalist
New landmark in the city expansion
Brief: "New train terminal with shops, offices, hotel & square"
Concept of the competition: "Traveling is more than an experience"
2019 / Competition
Young Architects Competitions
Patrik Schumacher, Stefano Boeri Ben van Berkel, Antonio Cruz, Gong Dong, Enrico Frizzera...
A new rail terminal will define the meeting point between East and West. It will be located at the end of the Silk Road. For centuries, generations of geographers and merchants had considered this place the most remote destination. This new rail terminal will be at the crossroads of the old and the new, the Yin and the Yang of the opposite poles that generate the future of human society on a daily basis.
Here, millions of roads will intersect. Millions of journeys will start and end. Millions of lives, expectations and hopes will meet in the frantic and unaware atmosphere of travel-related places. This is because a station is more than a simple railroad platform, travelling is more than an experience. After all, the journey is the most real and genuine metaphor for the human condition.