Xi’an Skytrain station
Xi An, Shaanxi Province, China
China Northwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Co. Ltd
The Olympic Sports Central Axis Ecological Park, located on the Olympic Sports Avenue in Baqiao District, Xi’an, is an important supporting project for China’s 14th National Games. As a key component of the Park project, the Skytrain station is divided into east and west sides symmetrically arranged on top of the flyover with Metro Line 3 as the central axis.
In order not to interfere with the operation of Metro Line 3 and to deliver the project within tight deadlines, the designer was convinced by Canada Wood China to use the wood-frame construction. The structure consists of 244 main beams and 6556 secondary beams, of which the wood keel is lapped with sustainably harvested Douglas fir milled in Canada that was used for glulam components.
The Project Team completed the original 60-day construction task with 25 days, with work continuing through the night. This won precious time for the subsequent construction and laid a solid foundation for the realization of the “June 30” as a completion date for the whole project. With the unique designs, and as the station to service the Olympic Sports Central Axis Ecological Park, the Skytrain station will become an iconic location for the city.