Tomorrow, 13. December, is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center opening. This is a very exciting moment.
A HOK Design, ARTIC is an intermodal transit center in Anaheim,California, United States. It serves as a rail station on Amtrak intercity rail and Metrolink commuter rail, as well as a bus terminal for Megabus, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), and Anaheim Resort Transit(ART). ARTIC is adjacent to California State Route 57, and is directly accessible by bicycle from the Santa Ana River Trail.
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ARTIC 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. See more about the event HERE.
Based on the city’s goals for sustainability, the team designed ARTIC 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. The radiant heating and cooling floor system and optimized HVAC system will help reduce ARTIC’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, ARTIC becomes lit from within and acts as a beacon from the freeways and local streets.
HOK provided architecture, interior design, master planning and urban design services. Parsons Brinckerhoff was the project manager and served as the rail and civil engineer. Other consultants include Thornton Tomasetti as structural engineer, Buro Happold as MEP and enclosure engineering, SWA as landscape designer, and Clark Construction as general contractor.
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