Officials challenged the team to create an icon that would welcome a new age of public transportation into the region. The station also was conceived as a catalyst for transforming Anaheim’s core into a pedestrian-friendly zone that promotes connectivity and a vibrant, mixed-use environment.
Iconic anaheim regional transportation intermodal center will serve as new gateway to Orange County.
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Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
HOK designed Anaheim regional transportation intermodal center (ARTIC), which represents the next generation of public transportation in Southern California, as an innovative new transit station that serves as a destination in itself.
The grand opening ceremony for the community will be Dec. 13.
“anaheim regional transportation intermodal center (ARTIC) is a community-focused building that will change how people think about public transportation,” said Ernest Cirangle, FAIA, LEED AP, design principal for HOK’s Los Angeles office. “
Projected to serve the transportation needs of more than three million people annually in the coming years, the 67,000-sq.-ft. transit hub links commuter and regional rail service and intercity bus systems including Amtrak, Metrolink, OCTA bus service, Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), Megabus.com and Greyhound.
ARTIC- anaheim regional transportation intermodal center ’s flexible design ensures that it can serve as a southern terminus for California’s future high-speed rail system.
In addition to accommodating passenger arrivals, departures and transfers, ARTIC integrates amenities such as transit-oriented retail, Wi-Fi and charging stations, parking, bike racks, lockers, community space and specialty dining.
“The master plan establishes a clear pedestrian pathway flanked by future, mixed-use development with Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) as the primary destination,” said Cirangle.
“The extroverted building has a significant but welcoming presence and will help spur transit-oriented development.”
Drawing inspiration from classic grand transit halls including Grand Central Terminal in New York, along with the structural elegance of local airship hangars, the team developed a 21st-century design concept for the forward-looking transit facility.
The design achieves anaheim regional transportation intermodal center ’s signature parabolic form by employing a diagrid structural system of diamond-shaped steel arches infilled with translucent ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pillows.
At the north and south ends, freestanding curtain walls bring in daylight and open the building to views. The long-span, grid shell structure creates a grand, light-filled atrium space that accommodates open circulation.
The design team used building information modeling (BIM) to develop anaheim regional transportation intermodal center ’s complex form, geometry and functions, to navigate the complexities of the building systems, and to study the building’s tolerances and environmental performance.
“By using BIM, we were able to optimize and coordinate the precise geometry of the vaulted diagrid shell, ETFE facade technology, metal panel rain screen systems and glass,” said Albert Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP, HOK’s project manager.
“BIM allowed us to match ETFE connections with the geometry of the steel in a structure that is constantly expanding and contracting.”
Based on the city’s goals for sustainability, the team designed Regional Transportation Intermodal Center for U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification. The vault-shaped structure acts in concert with advanced mechanical systems to optimize energy efficiency.
Inflated ETFE cushions cast a soft, translucent light throughout the great hall, while the additional frit pattern on the outer layer reduces solar heat gain.
Convection currents naturally ventilate the building as heat rises from the lower south end up to the north side and out through operable louvers. You may also like to ’10/10 Interesting Nano Design Ideas for Small Spaces’
The radiant heating and cooling floor system and optimized HVAC system will help reduce Regional Transportation Intermodal Center ’s energy consumption by 50 percent.
LEDs mounted on the diagrid structure illuminate the ETFE pillows in gradations of shifting colors, providing a striking presence on the night skyline.
As darkness falls, anaheim regional transportation intermodal center becomes lit from within and acts as a beacon from the freeways and local streets.
Top contributor for Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
- HOK – Architecture, interior design, master planning and urban design services.
- Parsons Brinckerhoff -Project manager and served as the rail and civil engineer.
- Thornton Tomasetti – Structural engineer,
- Buro Happold – MEP and enclosure engineering,
- SWA – Landscape designer,
- Clark Construction – General contractor.
HOK’s Aviation + Transportation group designs high-performance passenger terminals, stations, intermodal facilities, automatic people mover systems, light rail systems and other transportation amenities.
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