Design Competition for Confidential Client—Metro System Middle East
This architectural vision for a new public
quality landscaping, shade structures,
with some site-specific parts, buildings are
48 tram stops
transportation system supports the city’s
seating, retail facilities and meeting spaces.
simple to construct and use highly sustainable
2,950 bus stops/corridors
growing infrastructure while establishing a
The elevated stations become bridges
materials. This simplicity helps shape the
25 park + ride structures
new world-class design standard.
across busy roads, with larger hubs offering
transportation system’s identity.
13 water taxi stations Integrated control center
space for people to enjoy the city on lower Iconic, identifiable architecture establishes
concourses and beneath the structures.
efficient transportation hubs and helps Design competition: 2014
redefine the city's image to the world.
The architectural design is inspired by coral, a
Strung together as an intermodal network,
fundamental natural resource of the city and
these architectural jewels are intuitively
an important symbol of its origins and history.
understood by travelers to be part of the city's
The mathematically generated Penrose
porosity pattern provided logic that helped determine the design of the cladding for
Readily accessible nodes link passengers
different building structures.
to an interconnected system of new metro, ferry, bus and cycle terminals. Sophisticated
Beyond its role as a vital part of the city’s
technology enables clear communication
infrastructure, the metro system also
between passengers and the system.
communicates the client's commitment to establishing an energy-efficient future and
Drawing on principles of biomimicry, the
a sustainable energy economy. Efficient and
design integrates the transportation system
regenerative systems include energy recovery
into the public realm through a series of hard
ventilation and water reclamation.
and soft landscaped areas. Routes connecting
◄ station me-1
the transport stations act like linear gardens,
The design uses a kit-of-parts approach to
or, like the function of a leaf, “green veins” of
ensure efficient project delivery. Composed
the city. Areas around the stations feature
of prefabricated, repeatable components
2016 design annual
73 metro/rail stations