Daylight and daily commutes
June 26, 2015
This Friday we’re featuring the Fulton Center, the renovated transit hub (which Arup is proud to have worked on) that untangled subway lines and opened its atrium to sunlight.
1. The New York Times describes how the Fulton Center’s Sky Reflector-Net subtly provides intuitive wayfinding, a seasonal calendar, and a poetic bonus as sunlight penetrates aluminum panels and stainless steel cables to reach 40 feet below sidewalk level.
2. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority posted a time-lapse video of the Sky Reflector-Net under construction, offering a glimpse behind the scenes of the Fulton Center centerpiece.
3. The Architects’ Journal crowned the Fulton Center the 2015 Building of the Year for providing an evocative environment for thousands of daily commuters and setting a standard for transport interchange design for cities around the world.
4. Americans for the Arts named the Fulton Sky Reflector-Net one of the best public art projects of 2015, noting how the structure combines beauty and function, reduces energy consumption, and offers visitors a dose of daylight.
5. Railway Strategies delves into the design of the transit hub at the planning stage, breaking down how MassMotion, a 3D crowd analysis and simulation tool, was created to answer questions of service levels, egress, and safety at key locations.
This is post 4 of 34 in the Friday Five series
- Subway line comfort and lunar colonies / Jan 27, 2017
- San Francisco and the skyline / Nov 4, 2016
- Awe-inspiring spaces and awesome rides / Sep 30, 2016
- Killer concerts and claustrophobic quarters / Sep 2, 2016
- Outer space and idle space / Aug 12, 2016
- Bikeable reality and natural creativity / Jul 15, 2016
- Victoria and Albert and Ove / Jul 1, 2016
- Poetry and practicality / Jun 17, 2016
- Audrey Hepburn and making an entrance / May 20, 2016
- Additive manufacturing and modern architecture / May 6, 2016
- Creative and crooked / Apr 22, 2016
- Smart cities and animated architecture / Apr 8, 2016
- Museum marvels and bike-lane battles / Mar 18, 2016
- Timber and paper / Mar 4, 2016
- Build and destroy / Feb 19, 2016
- Canoes and the cold / Feb 5, 2016
- Wrap-around sound and art from the abandoned / Jan 22, 2016
- Wilderness and concrete / Jan 8, 2016
- Timber trends and airport gems / Dec 18, 2015
- Color and shadow / Dec 4, 2015
- Subways and Sci-Fi / Nov 20, 2015
- Campus culture and cinematic architecture / Nov 6, 2015
- Glare bombs and razzle-dazzle / Oct 23, 2015
- City lights and Philly sights / Oct 9, 2015
- Galleries and glory / Sep 25, 2015
- Sustainable data centers and Cincinnati starchitecture / Sep 11, 2015
- Acoustic plans and Burning Man / Aug 21, 2015
- Billy Bishop travels and thermostat battles / Aug 7, 2015
- Net zero energy and sandcastle recipes / Jul 24, 2015
- Terminal moneymakers and timber skyscrapers / Jul 10, 2015
- Daylight and daily commutes / Jun 26, 2015
- Spider webs and fiber nets / May 15, 2015
- Museums and mushroom mazes / Apr 10, 2015
- Hazardous exhaust and construction booms / Feb 27, 2015