Latest Train Station of All Aboard Florida is Design By SOM. a latest news from the world of transportation industries and also architectural world.
Recently, SOM revealed its design for the Miami hub of All Aboard Florida’s passenger rail line. The terminal will be one of three that connects more than 235 miles of rail lines crossing the state of Florida.
With the Sunshine State close to becoming the third biggest in the union in terms of population, these stations will serve as a welcome travel alternative to crowded highways.
Miami station alone is expecting to serve about 12 million visitors. The stations will also host retail outlets and restaurants, making them cultural landmarks within their respective cities.
Latest Train Station of All Aboard Florida is Design by SOM
Miami, FL – In a ceremony today, Miami Mayor Tomás Pedro Regalado, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, and All Aboard Florida executives unveiled designs for All Aboard Florida’s new multimodal hub for Miami, planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).
In addition to the Miami hub. SOM is also planning and designing All Aboard Florida’s passenger stations in Fort Lauderdale. And West Palm Beach, which will be unveil at a later date.
All Aboard Florida is the only privately own. Operating and finance project of its kind being develop in the US today. All Aboard Florida’s 235-mile network of rail lines will connect South Florida to Orlando. By utilizing the current rail infrastructure for the Florida East Coast Corridor. Between Miami and the Space Coast. And creating new tracks into Central Florida. The transformation infrastructure project will provide a vital new service for Florida residents. Business people, and visitors and eliminate more than three million car trips. From the region’s roadways each year. Passenger service is anticipating to begin in late 2016.
“An estimated 12 million travelers will benefit from the Miami station,” says Michael Reininger. President and Chief Development Officer, All Aboard Florida. “All Aboard Florida provides a fast and convenient transit alternative for this growing demand and need. While integrating transportation infrastructure with mixed use. Development to serve as a catalyst for transformation and economic vitality in a city. That is quickly becoming a model for urban living today.”
This project is a true celebration of the power and potential of transit-oriented development. States Roger Duffy, Design Partner at SOM.
Train Station Project:
We are excited to continue working with All Aboard Florida to realize. This vibrant infrastructural undertaking, unparalleled in its scope, scale, and vision. Florida‐based Zyscovich Architects is serving as the project’s Associate Architect and Planner.
SOM’s three stations will be key portals within All Aboard Florida’s rail system.
Envisioned not only as gateways to their respective cities. But also as iconic destinations. The terminals will be filled with spaces to shop, eat, and meet.
In downtown Miami, SOM has responded to an extraordinarily challenging. And dense site by elevating the railways 50 feet in the air.
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Retail spaces are vertically layered beneath the soaring tracks. And ample use of glass will give the station a shimmering, lightweight quality.
This innovative solution allows thru-streets to remain open to traffic and for valuable streetfront real estate to remain leasable. Moreover, this bold architectural gesture creates a landmark terminal—a symbol of a 21st-century Miami.
As pieces of urban infrastructure, the stations are positioned to become centers of gravity for significant urban redevelopment.
Economists estimate that All Aboard Florida will pump more than $6 billion. Into the Florida economy over the next eight years.
SOM has more than seven decades of experience in planning, designing. And implementing large‐scale city-building projects that combine transportation infrastructure. With urban mixed-use development.
In the past twenty years alone. SOM has completed more than $5 billion dollars worth of transportation construction projects around the world. Including complex inter modal and multi modal facilities. Subway and rail stations, ferry terminals, the design of entire airports and more than a dozen airport terminals.
About All Aboard Florida
All Aboard Florida is an intercity passenger rail project being develop by Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI)-owner of Florida’s premier passenger rail corridor – that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
This rail service will give Floridians and visitors a viable transportation alternative to congested highways and airport terminals. All Aboard Florida will provide a high‐quality experience for passengers and will be the first privately own, operate, and maintain passenger rail system in the U. S. For more information, visit www.AllAboardFlorida.com.
About Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.
Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of Florida’s oldest and largest integrate, full?service real estate and infrastructure companies.
Headquartered in Coral Gables, FL, FECI has a rich history dating back over a century when Henry Flagler first established the company which became a pioneer in the development of Florida’s eastern coast.
About Zyscovich Architects
Zyscovich Architects (Zyscovich) is an international master planning, architecture, and interior design firm with offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, New York City, Bogotá, and Tobago. The firm’s innovative approach to planning, Real UrbanismTM, embraces the history and economics of a community to create a unique vision that brings tangible value and improved quality of life to the area. The firm’s commitment to customized solutions is also evident in its award winning architectural design work for both public and private clients. Zyscovich’s broad range of experience includes large?scale mixed?use, transportation, educational, commercial, retail, multi?family residential, and hospitality projects.
About Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban?planning firms in the world, with a 75?year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment.
The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,700 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award-in 1962 and again in 1996.
The firm maintains offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi.
All Aboard Florida had a press conference this morning at the future site of their Downtown Miami train station revealing the design by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Zyscovich Architects.
Read on for highlights From the Show:
- As we already knew, the tracks will be elevated 50 feet above the street, entering the station along a viaduct. Cross streets will remain open, with retail below the soaring tracks.
- The project encompasses two main sites: the 9 acre transportation hub and the 2 acre Overtown development.
- There will be “Significant transit oriented developments around our three [South Florida] station sites”, meaning Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are getting more than just stations too.
- The two Miami sites will encompass nearly three million square feet of residential, commercial, office, retail, parking. Most or all of the parking will be at the Overtown site, but the two will be linked together.
- The plan is devised as two intersecting axis – north/south along Government Center, and east/west from Overtown east. Two main public spaces will be created, one at the south end of the project, and the other to the north and east, sort of in front of the Arquitectonica-designed Courthouse.
- A concourse level between the station and the ground will connect everything together.
- The station is a “great land bridge” connecting the core of downtown with Overtown and the “waterfront district”, by which they probably mean Miami Worldcenter.
- The V-shaped columns of the structure are signature elements of the design. The Vs are angled a little bit to the south to capture the light. They will “shimmer”.
- The renderings show three towers (two taller and one shorter) above the station itself, with a very basic shape of at least one even larger tower to the south. The Overtown site is not included in the renderings at all.
- They may break ground this year. Finally!
Ref : All Aboard Florida coverage, som.com, archdaily.com