Smoke Ventilation for the Fastest Train Station, in China
03 February 2010
Location: Wuhan, China
Architect: AREP (Paris)
Solution: Natural Smoke Ventilation System
Wuhan Railway Station, the railway hub for the fastest train in China, started operations on the 26th December 2009 which marked a new era in railway transportation in China, achieved an average speed of 300 km per hour.
The station is designed by AREP (Paris), Fourth Survey and Design Institute of China (Wuhan) MaP3 (structural engineer - Paris), after winning a 2 phases competition in 2005. The general shape and master plan is inspired by the yellow crane, symbol of Wuhan City. The roof is like the wings of the bird.
The Wuhan Railway Station has 11 platforms, a total of 20 track, including the four lines and are made to line 16. The total construction area of the station is 370,860 square meters, of which the station building has a 114,602 square meters floor area, elevated pedestrian station platform before 13,324 square meters, non-stop pillar Canopy 143,664 square meters, ground floor of 60,650 square metres pedestrian access, ground floor car park 38620 square meters.
SE Controls has been chosen because of there vast experience in serving infrastructural projects including Airport Express Terminal of Hong Kong International Airport and Beijing International Airport Phase II. There are 780 double action pneumatic actuators with interlocking mechanism, and 25 OS2 controllers were installed on site to activate 360 bottom hung smoke vents to protect lives in case of fire.