Monday, July 13, 2009

Anaheim picks design team for "iconic" intermodal center

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The Anaheim City Council and the Orange County Transportation Authority have selected the Los Angeles office of the global architectural firm HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the $180 million first phase of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center. HOK said the 60,000 square-foot structure will feature an 180-foot archway offering "expansive skyline views and will stand out as a landmark through the region."

The two firms are dedicated to delivering the "world-class and iconic structure" sought by Anaheim, said HOK Los Angeles Principal Riccardo Mascia.

Groundbreaking will take place next year and the structure is to be completed in 2013.

The center will serve the Anaheim Convention Center, Angel Stadium, Disneyland, and the Honda Center.

Los Angeles HOK said the project gives the design team the opportunity "to incorporate innovative technologies and sustainable features into the building such as solar panels, ETFE cushions--a highly-insulated enclosure system one-tenth the weight of glass--and a solar water heater built into the roof to reduce energy use, water use, solid waste production, and carbon emissions." 

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