Blagoveshchensk Cable Car Terminal
继歌德堡和阿姆斯特丹的缆车设计之后，UNStudio最近被选为第一个跨境缆车设计竞赛的获胜者，该缆车将载运横跨阿穆尔河的乘客，将俄罗斯和中国连接起来。该设计竞赛中由Strelka KB筹划，共12个建筑事务所被邀请参与愿景阶段，而UNStudio和Coop Himmelb(l)au被选中进入第二阶段，为俄罗斯布拉戈维申斯克缆车站提交设计方案。Strelka KB同时负责该缆车站的经济和功能模型。全新的缆车路线将中国的黑河市和俄罗斯的布拉戈维申斯克市仅以数分钟之遥联系起来。该缆车站拥有2条缆车线和4个客舱 – 每个客舱可容纳60名乘客和额外的行李空间 – 整个行程时间约为7.5分钟，而实际缆车车程只需3.5分钟。UNStudio创始人及首席建筑师Ben van Berkel说：“缆车系统提供了一种可持续、极其快速且可靠高效的新型公共交通工具。除了实际的搭乘用途，缆车也是一种非常适合旅游的方式，因为它们使我们能够以全新的方式看到和体验我们的城市。”
Following the completion of cable car designs for the cities of Gothenburg and Amsterdam, UNStudio was recently selected as the winner in the competition for the first ever cross border cable car, which will carry passengers across the Amur River to connect Russia and China. Following a vision round involving 12 practices in the invited competition managed by Strelka KB, UNStudio and Coop Himmelb(l)au were selected to submit design proposals for the Blagoveshchensk Terminal Station in Russia for the second phase. Strelka KB were also responsible for the economic and functional model of the Cable Car Terminal. The new cable car line will connect the cities of Heihe in China and Blagoveshchensk in Russia in a matter of minutes. Comprising 2 lines and 4 cabins – each with a capacity of 60 passengers and extra space for luggage – journey time will be approximately 7:30 mins, while actual travel time will be 3:30 mins.Ben van Berkel: “Cable car systems provide a new form of public transport that is sustainable, extremely fast, reliable and efficient. Although primarily a pragmatic solution, cable cars are also a very congenial way to travel as they enable us to see and experience our cities in a whole new way.”
Ben van Berkel指出︰“当它穿过阿穆尔河的自然边界时，布拉戈维申斯克–黑河缆车将成为第一个连接两个国家和文化的缆车系统。这一背景为布拉戈维申斯克缆车站提供了丰富的设计灵感，该缆车站不仅呼应其周边城市环境，同时成为文化身份的象征，也是文化交融的舞台。”布拉戈维申斯克缆车站被设计成为两座城市间历史上联系久远的象征：中国的黑河，以及俄罗斯的布拉戈维申斯克。自 19 世纪中叶以来，阿穆尔河划定了俄罗斯与中国的自然边界。然而，当河流冰层渐厚时，就维系起了两个城市之间的贸易、商业和社会联系以及日益增长的关系。这条冰封的河流是UNStudio获胜设计的重要参考点。该建筑物将此历史久远的联系作为功能组织、实现其具体化、空间质量和饱览两座城市景观的规划的灵感来源。就像这条河中的冰层一样，这座建筑将成为两种文化之间建立社会联系的强大助力：是两国之间共享繁荣未来的标志。
Ben van Berkel: “As it crosses the natural border of the Amur River, the Blagoveshchensk – Heihe cable car will be the first ever cable car system to join two countries and cultures. This context provided rich inspiration for the Blagoveshchensk terminal station, which not only responds to its immediate urban location, but also becomes an expression of cultural identity and a podium for the intermingling of cultures.” The Blagoveshchensk Cable Car Terminal is designed as an expression of the historic connection between two cities of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. Since the mid-19th century, the Amur River has defined the natural boundary between Russia and China. However, when frozen over with thick ice, the river literally supports trade, commerce, social connection and a growing relationship between the two cities. This frozen river became an important reference point for UNStudio’s winning Cable Car Terminal design. The building takes this historical connection as an inspiration for the organisation of programmes, materialisation, spatial quality and curated views of both cities. Much like the ice on the river, the building becomes an engine for creating social connections between two cultures and a beacon for a joint prosperous future between the two nations.