The future of Southern California's developing high-speed rail system was unveiled last week with the inauguration and grand opening of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a transit hub built by HOK Architects that will serve the transportation needs of more than three million people annually in the coming years.
The building offers transit-oriented retail, Wi-Fi and charging stations, parking, bike racks, lockers, community space and specialty dining.
HOK Architects just completed the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) in Southern California and the facility was inaugurated with a grand opening ceremony held yesterday. This transit hub will serve the transportation needs of more than three million people annually in the coming years and is expected to become part of California's future high-speed rail system.
HOK Architects drew inspiration from classic grand transit halls including Grand Central Terminal in New York and elegance of local airship hangars.
The architects developed a design concept that has a parabolic form, diagrid structural system of diamond-shaped steel arches infilled with translucent ETFE, and freestanding curtain walls.
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.
Natural ventilation is achieved through the use of operable louvers and the change in height from the lower south end up to the north side.