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TR(UE) GATE

TRINIDAD’S URBAN ENGAGEMENT GATE


DESIGN 7


CARIBBEAN SEA

VENEZUELA

Caribbean Location Map

Port-of-Spain is the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

TOBAGO

CARIBBEAN SEA Scarborough

Port of Spain

Chaguanas

Gulf of Paria

Gulf of Paria

TRINIDAD

Trinidad is the only English speaking country in the Carribean with skyscrapers, all located in POS; the country’s commercial centre.

San Fernando

ATLANTIC OCEAN VENEZUELA 500 ft

Trinidad and Tobago Location Map

Port-of-Spain Location Map

Pirority Bus Route


TOBAGO

TOCO

CARIBBEAN SEA Scarborough

SAN CRUZ

SAN CRUZ

SAN JUAN UA RIG CA TA

PORT OF SPAIN

AR

ARIMA

Gulf of Paria

TALPARO

POOLE PRINCESS TOWN

RIO CLARO

TALPARO

Gulf of Paria

TABAQUITE

Urban Communites

RIO CLARO POOLE

ST. JOSEPH

PORT OF SPAIN

SANGRE GRANDE

LONGDENVILLE

SAN FERNANDO

ST. JOSEPH

PRINCESS TOWN TABLELAND

TABLELAND

DEBA

ARIMA

VALENCIA

OU

CHAGUANAS

Municipal Corporations

TABAQUITE

SAN FERNANDO

POINT FORTIN

ARIMA CA

AR

PIARCO

TRINIDAD

San Fernando

A RIGU

CA TA

SANGRE GRANDE

LONGDENVILLE

Gulf of Paria Chaguanas

SAN JUAN

CA

OU

CHAGUANAS

Port of Spain

PORT OF SPAIN

VALENCIA

PIARCO

Gulf of Paria

TOCO

BLANCHISSEUSE

BLANCHISSEUSE

POINT FORTIN

DEBA

ATLANTIC OCEAN VENEZUELA

Trinidad Ferry Routes

Major Cities in Trinidad

Distibution of Urban Communities

East West Corridor


DIEGO MARTIN DIEGO MARTIN

ST. JAMES

LONG CIRCULAR

ELLERSLIE PARK

FEDERATION PARK

ST. CLAIR

NEWTOWN

WOODBROOK

PORT OF SPAIN PROPER

PORT OF SPAIN PORT AREA

SEA LOTS

EAST PORT OF SPAIN

SADDLE

COCORITE

RD LADY

YOUNG

ROAD

WESTE

RNM AN RD

SAN JUAN / LAVENTILLE

SAN JUAN / LAVENTILLE

WRIGHT SON RD

PORT OF SPAIN

INDEPENDENCE SQUARE NORTH

GULF OF PARIA

Critical Intersection

EASTERN MAIN RD

Critical Road Segment

GONZALES

Trinidad Major Flood Locations

BELMONT

500 ft

500 ft

City of Port of Spain Communities

Port of Spain Conjested Roads and Critical Intersections

Gulf of Paria

Gulf of Paria

Gulf of Paria

Less than 1000

2500-4500

Port of Spain Land Use

POS Population Change 1900-2000

Port of Spain Population Density Greater than 7000

Decreased

Grew Slower Than Nation

Grew Faster Than Nation

Environmentally Sensative Areas Residential

Recreational/Open Space Commercial

Institutional/Public/Protected Industrial


PORT OF SPAIN MORPHOLOGY

1757 - 1783

1797 - 1803

1803 - 1960

1960 - present

Port of Spain was founded by Spain and a Colonial Plan called the “Law of the Indies� was used as the starting point for the cities design.

A law was pased by the last Spainish Governor that led to extensive French Immigration to Trinidad and growth in trade.

Port of Spain began growing southwards, under British rule until it obtained its independence in 1960.

Port of Spain continued to grow in size and inportance, peaking in the 1960s at about 100,000 people.


Gulf of Paria

500 ft


City Gate

More than 150,000 people enter Port of Spain though City Gate each day

Study Area Aerial View


City Gate Transit Flow Diagram PTSC Bus (Into City Gate)

PTSC Bus (Out of City Gate)

Maxi (Into City Gate)

Maxi (Out of City Gate)


RETAIL

RETAIL

RETAIL

RETAIL

RETAIL

RETAIL

RETAIL

RETAIL

OFFICE OFFICE

HEAD HOUSE (OFFICES) SECURITY CONCOURSE

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Existing Railway Station Floor Plan

OFFICE

OFFICE

OFFICE

Existing Railway Station Section

UPPER LEVEL MAXI LOADING

CONCOURSE


Segmentation of the Project

CARENAGE

PORT OF SPAIN BARATARIA SAN JUAN

OMSF

CUREPE

VALENCIA

ARIMA

N

AROUCA

EL SOCORRO

Wallerfield

Sangre Grande

The Rapid Rail system will be built in five Segments

CARENAGE ST. AUGUSTINE

PORT OF SPAIN

BARATARIA SAN JUAN

TUNAPUNA

SANGRE GRANDE

Curpes/UWI Trincity

Maloney

Arima

COMUTO

Westmoorings

Chaguanas North

CHAGUANAS

Segment

Dock-Road West

PORT OF SPAIN

City Gate to UMI (Junction) to Chaguanas South

Chaguanas South

Dock-Road East

CARONI

Segment 2: Chaguanas South Station to San Fernando South (approximately 31km);

CUNUPIA

Stadium

Segment 1: City Gate Station to Chaguanas South Station (approximately 30 km);

UMI (Junction) to Arima Chagunas South to San Fernando South

City Gate

Westmoorings to City Gate Arima to Sangre Grande

OMSF

Couva

Main City

GULF OF PARIA

Segment 4: Westmoorings Station to City Gate Station (approximately 7km);

First Class Road

N

D’ABADIE

PIARCO

SANGRE GRANDE COMUTO

CUNUPIA

Segment 3:Curepe/UWI Station to Arima Station (approximately 11 km);

Segment 5: Arima Station toSangre Grande Station (approximately 19 km);

Station

COUVA

CHAGUANAS

VALENCIA

AROUCA

EL SOCORRO

D’ABADIE CARONI

Aranguez

ARIMA

TACARIGUA

CUREPE

PRIORITY BUS ROUTE/ EASTERN MAIN RD

GULF OF PARIA

CHURCHILL ROOSEVENT HIGHWAY COUVA

URIAH BUTLER HIGHWAY

Major River Lakes

Rapid Rail system main features TOBAGO

San Fernando North SAN FERNANDO

VENEZUELA

PRINCESS TOWN

San Fernando South

The Trinidad Rapid Rail System Alignment (Proposed)

TRINIDAD

-

98 km of parallel double track railway 17 stations 1 depot Coradia duplex, a double decker train Traction power supplied by electricity Transportation system only, no freight

EAST-WEST CORRIDOR

SAN FERNANDO PRINCESS TOWN

East West Corridor (Port of Spain to Aima)

PORT OF SPAIN TO ARIMA - BARATARIA (Suburbs for middle class) - SAN JUAN (Solo Beverages) - SAN JOSEPH (School District) - CUREPE (Transit Hub for Taxi’s and Maxi’s) - ST. AUGUSTINE (Univerisity of the West Indies) - TUNAPUNA (Important Market) - TACARIGUA (First Mosques built in 1850) - AROUCA (Residential Housing)


Trinidad Railway History

RAILWAY CONCEPTION

1859

PASSENGER RAIL

ELECTRIC TROLLY BUSES

CURRENT PTSC BUSES

1894

1942

1964 - Present


Urbanaut Monorail System


DESIGN 8


Tr(UE) Gate Proposed Program New Monorail Station - Concourse - Loading Platform - Ticket Booth - Public Restrooms

Updated Maxi Hub - Retail Shops - Loading Dock - Ticket Booth - Public Restrooms

Pedestrian Connection - Public Plaza - Green Over-Pass - Connection Bridge - Connecting Office Tower

Building Features - Green Roof - Sloped Seating - Outdoor Courtyard - Arcade - Cafe


Concept Sketches


Model Photographs


Longitudinal Site Section

Transversal Site Section


Existing Site Plan (Study Area)


Proposed Master Plan


Ground Floor Plan FREDERICK STREET

SOUTH QUAY

BEET

HAM

HWY


Second Floor Plan FREDERICK STREET

SOUTH QUAY

BEET

HAM

HWY


Third Floor Plan FREDERICK STREET

SOUTH QUAY

BEET

HAM

HWY


North Elevation


West Elevation


Transversal Section


Longitudinal Section


Green Roof

Trellis

Curtain Wall Tree Columns (Concrete)

Steel Frame


Thesis Statement For my thesis project I would like to exercise the revitalizing ability present in architecture through a Transit Oriented Designed master plan that will enhance my selected site (City Gate) through creative design approaches, the incorporation of new cutting edge technology and practical sustainable solutions. In a city, town or suburb a strong connecting factor to unite individual projects (i.e dwellings, places of interest and entertainments and businesses) is essential to its growth, prosperity and overall success. The connecting factor is transportation. Personal means of transit is only one method of going to and from places but ideally a self-sustained city should always has a strong public transportation system that equally serves the needs of every single citizen, despite their economic status and also allow for social engagement and interaction. After assessing the issues of both my site (City Gate) and the City of Port of Spain I would I am proposing the addition of a monorail train station with an accompanying outdoor public plaza, pedestrian bridge, and viewing corridor that will connect the train station to the existing Maxi Taxi Hub and Bus Terminal.


Thesis book sharif james  

Thesis Project - Tr(UE) Gate -Portfolio

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