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Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 13

Anaheim, California, USA

Completion: 2014

The Anaheim Regional Transportation

Convention Center and Disneyland. The

geometry and functions. BIM helped the

Intermodal Center (ARTIC) sets a precedent

master plan establishes a clear pedestrian

team navigate the building systems and

for civic-minded transit hubs in the US. HOK

pathway flanked by future mixed-use

study the building’s tolerances and

and Parsons Brinckerhoff designed ARTIC

development with ARTIC as the primary

environmental performance.

as an innovative new transit station that

destination. The extroverted building has a

serves as a destination in itself. The project

significant but welcoming presence and will

ARTIC is designed for LEED Platinum

brings together transit, dining, retail and

help spur transit-oriented development.

certification. The vault-shaped structure acts

entertainment options in an iconic terminal building.

in concert with advanced mechanical systems Drawing inspiration from classic grand

to optimize energy efficiency. Inflated

transit halls including Grand Central Terminal

ETFE cushions cast a soft, translucent light

The transit hub links commuter and regional

in New York, along with the structural

throughout the great hall, while the additional

rail service and intercity bus systems including

elegance of local airship hangars, the team

frit pattern on the outer layer reduces solar

Amtrak, Metrolink, OCTA bus service and

developed a 21st-century design concept.

heat gain. Convection currents naturally

Anaheim Resort Transportation. ARTIC’s

The design achieves its signature parabolic

ventilate the building as heat rises from the

flexible design ensures that it can serve as a

form by employing a diagrid structural

lower south end up to the north side and out

southern terminus for California’s future high-

system of diamond-shaped steel arches

through operable louvers. The radiant heating

speed rail system.

infilled with translucent ETFE (ethylene

and cooling floor system and optimized HVAC

tetrafl uoroethylene) pillows. At the north and

system will help reduce ARTIC’s energy

Officials challenged the team to create an

south ends, freestanding curtain walls bring in

consumption by 50 percent.

icon that would welcome a new age of public

daylight and offer expansive views. The long-

transportation. The station was also conceived

span, grid shell structure creates a grand,

LED lights mounted on the diagrid structure

as a catalyst for transforming Anaheim’s core

light-filled atrium space that accommodates

illuminate the ETFE pillows in gradations of

into a pedestrian-friendly zone that promotes

open circulation.

shifting colors, providing a striking presence

connectivity. Known as the “Platinum Triangle,”

◄ north entrance from plaza

on the night skyline. As darkness falls, ARTIC

the area around the station includes Angel

The team used building information modeling

becomes lit from within and acts as a beacon

Stadium, the Honda Center, the Anaheim

(BIM) to develop ARTIC’s complex form,

from the freeways and local streets.

2015 design annual

67,000 sq. ft. / 6,225 sq. m.

2015 HOK Design Annual  

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