Projects

Vision for Master Plan Union Station 2050

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Los Angeles, USA, 2012

The vision for the master plan of Los Angeles' Union Station was designed in collaboration with EE&K a Perkins Eastman company, and Jacobs Engineering. The 'Vision Board' -  a conceptual rendering in the year 2050 - shows Los Angeles Union Station as a multi-modal transit hub with a mix of uses, new development and outdoor spaces. The intent of the Vision Board was to explore visionary possibilities for Union Station and surrounding areas.The conceptual launch pad for the design of the 'vision' for the L.A. Union Station Master Plan is focused on integrating the transit experience with new outdoor park spaces, providing a much sought after amenity in downtown L.A. At a large scale, the vision creates a 'green loop that includes plans for the revitalization of the L.A. river and possible park extensions connecting Union Station across the 101. 
Key to the future architectural development of the site is the maximum preservation of the historic Union Station building and gardens. City and regional transit will be given the stage, with a focus on increased ridership and transit connections, as well as considerations for the introduction of high-speed rail. A uniquely programmed urban park with large-scale open spaces, extending the ideas of the existing historic courtyards, is envisioned as being integrated into the transit experience. The introduction of a vertical, layered strategy for the transit program show the possibility of an open-air station that takes advantage of city's light and climate, creating a distinctly L.A. response to the future of this important transit hub.


 

Data

Client: Metro
Location: 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA
Building site: 40 hectares
Programme:  train station, bus station, mixed use, parking, park
Status: RFP submission

Credits

UNStudio
Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Wouter de Jonge, and Imola Berczi, Aurélie Hsiao with Martin Zangerl, Stefano Rocchetti, Elisabeth Brauner, Qiyao Li

Primary Team Composition
EE&K a Perkins Eastman company: Large Scale Design
UNStudio: Architecture, Iconic Places
Jacobs: Rail and Infrastructure Engineering, Constructability
Buro Happold: Facility Engineering, Energy, Sustainability, Performance Modeling

Extended Team Composition
EE&K a Perkins Eastman company: Large Scale Design
UNStudio: Architecture, Iconic Places
RAW International: Local and Existing Architecture and Planning
Jacobs: Rail and Infrastructure Engineering, Constructability
Buro Happold: Facility Engineering, Energy, Sustainability, Performance Modeling
Fuscoe: Civil Engineering
WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect: Landscape Design
Patricia Smith: Landscape Architecture
The Robert Group: Public Outreach
HR&A Advisors, Inc.: Financial Planning
Kosmont Companies: Land Use & Entitlements
Pentagram: Wayfinding and Identity Branding
Historic Resources Group: Historic Preservation
KOA: Transportation Engineering
Ducibella Venter & Santore: Security
Lenax: Cost Estimating
Zuma Pacifica: Surveyor