美国,华盛顿特区,联合车站自行车交通中心/KGP design

Architects: KGP design

Location: Washington D.C, USA

Project area: 1,750 sq. ft.

Photographs: Courtesy of KGP design

该自行车枢纽位于华盛顿特区的交通中枢,联合车站门口,提供安全的自行车停放场地、出租、出售,以此促进使用自行车。其含蓄的时尚形式反映其技术性的功能,它采用的谦逊的形式突出了周围杰出的巴黎美术学院体系古典主义形式的建筑。

拱形钢管采用一个稳定的“辐条”不锈钢拉杆,以减轻整体结构,呼应自行车的优雅和效率。采用节能高效的透明表皮,双层Low-e玻璃可以优化调节温度,进一步减少热量的吸收,并可以从里面看见国际会展中心广场的全景。


Architects: KGP design

Location: Washington D.C, USA

Project area: 1,750 sq. ft.

Photographs: Courtesy of KGP design

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.