2013年，国家主席习近平提出共建 “丝绸之路经济带”和 “21世纪海上丝绸之路”，将中国传统丝路精神进一步延续，形成了现代新时期背景下的“一带一路”。
In 2013, President Xi Jinping proposed to jointly build the “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the “21st-Century Maritime Silk Road”, which further continued the traditional Chinese Silk Road spirit and formed the “Belt and Road” under the background of the new modern era.
In the framework of the “Belt and Road” initiative, with Southwest China as a starting point, China has established bilateral cooperation mechanisms with Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and other countries, and realized intra-regional interconnection through infrastructure construction such as the China-Laos railway and China-Thailand railway, forming China- Indochina Economic Corridor. As an important project in the economic corridor, the China-Laos Railway has been under construction for 5 years and has been officially opened to traffic on December 3, 2021.
Promotional video for the opening ceremony of the China-Laos Railway ©《人民铁道》
01 大 国 制 造 The Design background
The China-Laos Railway is the first transnational railway to be invested and constructed by China, adopting Chinese standards throughout the entire process and directly connecting with the Chinese railway network. It is also a strategic docking project in China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative to “turn a land-locked country into a land-linked country”. The line starts from Kunming, China, and connects to Vientiane, Laos. The whole journey consists of three parts: Kunming-Yuxi Railway, Yuxi-Mohan Railway, and Mohan-Vientiane Railway.
∇ 中老铁路线路图及玉磨段沿线站点 Route map of China-Laos railway and stations along the Yumo section
Xishuangbanna Station is the intermediate station of the Yuxi-Mohan railway. The architectural and interior design of the station building are completed by the full-professional team of CCDI. The planned total scale of the station building is 5 stations and 12 lines, and the overall form is a large-scale station under sideline.
∇ 站房分类示意图 Schematic diagram of station building classification
The completion of the China-Laos Railway means that a high-speed rail line manufacturing system shaped according to Chinese standards has formed a complete set of overseas exports. As the construction and interior design of station buildings along the line, designers should also adhere to the perspective of both the strategy of a major country and regional characteristics, so that the two blend and respect each other.
02 灵 动 版 纳 architectural design
Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province is located on the northern edge of the tropics with a warm and humid climate. The unique tropical rainforest scenery nourishes dense virgin forests, Asian wild elephants, colorful peacocks, as well as a thousand-year-old Dai villages and temple pagodas , So that it is born with a layer of mysterious regional impression veil.
∇ 西双版纳风情/图源来自网络 Scenery of Xishuangbanna/ The pictures come from the Internet
Xishuangbanna Station, as a large-scale sideline station, is planned as a whole based on the first floor of the main body, 2 floors on both sides and 1 floor underground. The building space structure is divided into waiting halls, ticket halls, entry and exit passages, exit halls, VIP rooms and other public transportation Functional space.
∇ 站房空间结构-轴测图 Axonometric drawing of station space structure
The Xishuangbanna Station has a total construction area of 10,000 square meters. The design is inspired by the representative elements of “peacock”, which derives the concept of ” peacocks dancing with colorful clouds”.
∇ 车站全貌/航拍视角 Aerial view of the station
∇ 车站全貌/正面视角 Overall view of the station
The architectural design of the station building extracts the architectural features of local ethnic minorities and forms a symmetrical central axis. The eaves are stretched out from the middle to the sides, and the end cornices are upturned to form a large opening and closing entrance space, which not only highlights the local cultural symbols, but also maintains the visual uniqueness of the high-speed rail station building as a local gateway.
∇ 车站大厅正立面近景 Close view of the station hall
∇ 车站全貌/侧面视角 Side view of the station
Along the eight-character shape of the entrance, you can see that the building’s cornice bottom plate and column style are all made of white metal plate materials, which is full of modern flavor.
∇ 八字造型檐口底板及柱式 Entrance to the station hall
03 室 内 印 象 Interior design
The interior design of Xishuangbanna Station adheres to the three principles of friendly scale, clean visual perception, and comfortable travel experience. It actively innovates from the dimensions of craftsmanship, materials, color matching, and details and functions, breaking through the inherent standardized interior design mode of conventional domestic high-speed railway stations.
In terms of space design method, the design abandons the logic of decoration, adopts the integrated orientation of indoor and outdoor space, and constructs a curved structure to meet the integration of architecture and indoor space.
∇ 车站大厅-室内天花推导分析图 Analysis diagram of indoor ceiling design
∇ 车站大厅-空间推导模型 Derivative model of interior design
The ceiling on the top of the waiting hall uses eight-shaped steel ribs to conform to the truss system of the building structure. The overall arrangement is parallel to coordinate with the shape of the building roof, and the sequence is full of hierarchy. The details of the ceiling ribs draw on the representative color system of local culture and embellish them with “banna gold”, which echoes the main color of the building internally and externally, breaking the visual boring feeling of white, and matching the functions of lighting, HVAC and other equipment.
∇ 车站大厅 Waiting hall
The entrance hall directly introduces natural light. In addition, in order to meet the lighting needs, the artificial light source adopts LED lighting and is linearly distributed along the roof truss. The warm hue of “Banna Gold” meets the bright and warm natural daylight against the artificial light source, forming a streamlined vision.
∇ 车站大厅天花轴线 The ceiling axis of the waiting hall
The axially symmetric ceiling axis forms a radial arc association of “peacock spreads its tail feathers” at the end of the vision, highlighting the “smart” elements of Xishuangbanna, and reflecting the balance between the modernity of the interior space of the high-speed railway station and the local ethnicity.
∇ 车站大厅细部配色设计 Detailed color design of the station hall
For indoor materials, in order to reduce the noise caused by crowd gathering in the traffic function space, the ceiling design uses perforated sound-absorbing aluminum panels, which will effectively absorb sound and reduce noise.
∇ 车站大厅进站/乘车安检区远景 The far view of the station hall entrance/security check area
∇ 车站大厅进站/乘车安检区近景 The close view of the station hall entrance/security check area
The exit hall combines the favorable local light conditions to create a transparent, bright and natural space experience for visitors. The underground passage uses the “Banna Gold” color line as a visual guide, incorporating ethnic elements into the space details, hoping to bring visitors into an impressive space.
∇ 地下通道 the underground tunnel
∇ 站台雨棚 Platform
The completion of Xishuangbanna Station and its affiliated China-Laos Railway is not only of great significance to the rapid development of regional industrial economy along the China and Laos, but will also be an important part of the Trans-Asian Railway in the future, becoming a new starting point for China’s influence to radiate Southeast Asia and connect with ASEAN .
Transportation is the source of power to promote urban development. In the era of high-speed rail, the construction of modern station buildings will greatly promote the population flow and tourism economic development of cities along the route.
As the designer of Xishuangbanna Station and a participant in the construction of the China-Laos Railway, the completion of Xishuangbanna Station not only marks the addition of a landmark masterpiece to CCDI Beijing Interior Design Center, but also expands more possibilities for the future layout of indoor transportation projects.
∇ 项目立面图/剖面图 Elevation/section view of the project
项目设计 & 竣工时间：2021.5-2021.12
设计面积：建筑10,000㎡ / 室内8,000㎡
Project name：Interior Design of Xishuangbanna Railway Station
Architectural design unit：CCDI Rail transit construction team
Structural design unit：CCDI Beijing Structural Design Center
Interior design unit：CCDI Beijing Interior Design Center
Design year & Completion Year：2021.5-2021.12
Interior design team：Leader designer: Li Zhiyu Team: Dong Yuxi, Zhang Zhouwen, Wang Huan, Zhuang Xufeng
Project location：Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province
Design area：Construction area of 10,000㎡, interior design area of 8,000㎡
Photo credits：Zhang Yang
Owner unit：China National Railway Group Limited（Kunming Railway Bureau）
Materials used in the project：Honeycomb aluminum plate, Aluminum strip, Granite