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Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design

  • 01:00 - 6 February, 2011
Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design
Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design

Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design +15

From the architect. At the cusp of a livable cities movement, this facility is a highly visible catalyst promoting bicycle use and alternative transportation options by providing secure parking, rental, and retail uses. At the doorstep of Washington’s major transportation hub, Union Station, the sleek veiled form reflects the technology of its contents while complimenting its eminent Beaux Art neighbors.

Echoing a bicycle wheel’s elegance and efficiency, arched steel tubes are stabilized by a series of “spokes” or stainless steel tie rods in order to lighten up the structure. An energy efficient “skin” optimizes transparency while further moderating temperature. Further minimizing heat gain, denser graduated ceramic frit low-e glazing, opens up progressively to views of the plaza level.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Union Station Bicycle Transit Center / KGP design" 06 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/108514/union-station-bicycle-transit-center-kgp-design/>
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Zelay · July 29, 2012

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natalia · April 21, 2012

@stark esto estaba cuando fuiste? http://t.co/HEJfGAvB

Steven Fleming · September 25, 2011

For its $3million+ budget and <90 bike capacity, I would like to nominate this as a wonder, for its sheer extravagance: http://t.co/ncb7JbSm

JeAnNie · April 23, 2011

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urbanophil.net · February 15, 2011

Schön: Bike&Ride-Anlage in Washington D.C. http://bit.ly/fOx0na

Retriever · February 10, 2011

It's so Calatrava's style...

Kevin Cappis · February 10, 2011

Would a bike rack station work in Calgary? http://www.archdaily.com/10851... love Calgary

ruud 666 · February 09, 2011

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Amanda Gan · February 07, 2011

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Nicholas Patten · February 07, 2011

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F9 Productions · February 07, 2011

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isra_arquitecto · February 07, 2011

@cachesanchez estas son ganas de preocuparse por el uso de la bicicleta y no solo buenas intenciones http://t.co/lU1Ticn

isra_arquitecto · February 07, 2011

@ cachesanchez @andreslajous estas son ganas de preocuparse por el uso de la bicicleta y no solo buenas intenciones http://t.co/lU1Ticn

Aquarius Zodiac · February 07, 2011

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mima · February 07, 2011

Looks like the architect has focused on the envelope and its details but didn't care too much about plan layout and user comfort. It looks too packed, just thinking of rush-hour..

aaron childs · February 07, 2011

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alito · February 07, 2011

I have seen this in person and it is refreshing in the context of most DC. The diagrams are great and logical.

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Jordi Castan · February 06, 2011

Interessado em bicicletarios? de uma olhada neste projeto em Washington DC http://tinyurl.com/49v5gu9

up_today_arch · February 06, 2011

The form is cool...

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