Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Featured in Book about Architectural Innovations
Integrating Innovation in Architecture: Design, Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice and Research covers cutting edge materials, design methods, computational design practices, building technologies and construction techniques.
The book explores strategies for integrating innovation into design methods and technology. Through numerous case studies, including the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, the text illustrates how innovations have been implemented to improve building performance. It also explores design practices in cutting-edge architectural and engineering firms.
HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff designed ARTIC as an innovative new transit station that brings together transit, dining, retail and entertainment options in an iconic terminal building. The team used building information modeling (BIM) to develop ARTIC’s complex form, geometry and functions. BIM helped the team navigate the building systems and study the building’s tolerances and environmental performance.
The design achieves its signature parabolic form by employing a diagrid structural system of diamond-shaped steel arches infilled with translucent ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pillows. At the north and south ends, freestanding curtain walls bring in daylight and offer expansive views. The long-span, grid shell structure creates a grand, light-filled atrium space that accommodates open circulation.