New arts & style improvements at Union Station

Metro’s Arts & Style team has been functioning on two just lately completed initiatives adjacent to Union Station, the Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion and the Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station. Every project signifies how carefully Arts & Layout operates with our Application Administration group, Countywide Arranging, consultants and contractors to support deliver greater client experiences for a assortment of transit environments.

Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion with shade canopies and landscaping

Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion with shade canopies and landscaping


Crucial factors of the FTA Ladders of Option Grant-funded and Gensler-built Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion, located to the east of Patsaouras Plaza, are the crisp, bold graphic styles made by Metro Arts & Design and style.

These graphics not only give obvious identification, wayfinding and transit information for bus riders, but also support signify the arrival of a new Metro Bike hub that connects the whole Union Station campus with easy bike share entry.

The graphics benefit from very simple, affordable suggests – painted aluminum panels affixed to an present wall with exterior lighting – to realize a stability involving the pavilion’s contemporary architecture and Historic Union Station’s more conventional environmental graphic layout palette. (The first graphics for the Union Station campus had been formulated in 2013 by Selbert Perkins Layout).


The new Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station is a transit busway station south of Patsaouras Transit Plaza, in the median of the El Monte Busway up coming to US-101, servicing the Metro J Line (Silver) and other transit buses functioning on the El Monte Busway. The most noteworthy challenge enhancement is the new 750 ft very long pedestrian bridge that immediately connects the Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station to the East Portal of Union Station. This task embodies above ten (10) decades of challenge engineer collaboration with internationally renowned California artist Ned Kahn to realize Wind Bridge. The framework utilizes hinged perforated stainless-metal panels that swing to expose refined, rippling moiré designs of mild and shade. This enclosure also generates the perception of a cocoon giving a safe and sound pedestrian respite from the vehicular visitors flanking each individual side. These patterns—depicted in the online video below— change as light-weight fluctuates through the day, and at night expose by themselves as silhouettes versus illuminated surfaces inside of the bridge.


Click on below for a movie featuring Wind Bridge and extra about the new Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station.

Click right here to read through additional about the Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion.

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