Universal Studios Station of the Extension Line of Beijing Metro Line 7
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Owner: Beijing Metro Construction Administration Corp. Ltd.
Lead Design Firm: Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd.
General Contractor | Civil and Structural Engineer: CREGC Architecture & Construction Engineering Co. Ltd.
MEP Engineer: China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group Co. Ltd.
Joint Design Firm: AREP
As many as 15 million passengers will travel through this rapid transit station that connects downtown Beijing to the Universal Beijing Resort set to open in 2021.
The project’s BIM-forward design is a first for Beijing’s rail transit system. BIM modeling proved vital in executing engineering and installation of the station’s hyperboloid curtain wall. The 13,000-sq-m station roof is supported by eight umbrella-shaped columns, while glass curtainwall and numerous skylights provide travelers with a sweeping outdoor view. At night, curved light strips in the station hall and curved pixel screens on the umbrella-shaped columns can change colors based on park themes.
Teams from across China coordinated work on the station, including a steel structure and curtain wall construction unit from Zhejiang province, a decorative construction unit from Sichuan province and a landscape construction unit from Jiangsu province. The station was delivered on time and within budget in December 2019.