Sanya Railway Station Area
A meticulous master plan and striking design give a major high-speed rail station a green neighborhood overhaul.
Hoping to better reflect Sanya’s status as an international tourism destination, the local urban planning bureau turned to CallisonRTKL to redevelop the area around an existing high-speed rail station as a world-class gateway into the city. Ultimately, a green design concept was paramount, with the team continually considering how to build for the tropical climate, resulting in ample building shading, passive ventilation and encouraging the use of local and recycled materials. The design also incorporates solar and wind power generation while providing multiple sustainable transportation options.