Intermodal Hub

Intermodal Hub

Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah, known as the crossroads of the West, has always been a railroad town, with the original development of Salt Lake and Ogden growing off its great railroad terminals in a succession of hotels and commerce. Not even the Mormon Temple violates the grid, as do these depots. Contemporary transportation hubs are little more than platforms for waiting yet contain the DNA of these grand portals to the city. The design to this competition was to recapture several existing produce-loading sheds as part of two armatures that embrace Second South Street, which is the main link connecting the eastern and western parts of the city. In a simple series of gestures using primarily the utilitarian alignment of tracks, bus bays and an exceptionally large canopy for the small terminal building, the design provides an open embrace to the city.

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