Angle Lake

The new transit station and plaza in Seattle, realised by Brooks + Scarpa, is a sustainable mixed-use facility designed to accommodate community events and other outdoor public gatherings.

Brooks + Scarpa, Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seattle, United States, 2017
The new Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza in Seattle, designed by Brooks + Scarpa, is a sustainable mixed-use facility consisting of a 4,000 sqm connecting plaza and community event spaces, a drop-off area for light rail users, retail space with dedicated bike storage and parking and a 3,200 sqm for future transit-oriented development. It also includes a parking structure for 1,150 cars designed to accommodate conversion to new future uses.  

 

Using ruled surface geometry, the undulating facade is formed by connecting two curves with a series of straight lines to form the surface of the facade. Each of the custom aluminum elements were designed and segmented into standardized sizes for the most efficient structural shape and material form, while maximizing production, fabrication and installation cost efficiency. This technique allowed the design team to work with complex curved forms and rationalize them into simple, cost-effective standardized components, making them easy to fabricate and efficient to install.

Img.10 Brooks + Scarpa, Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seattle, United States, 2017
Img.10 Brooks + Scarpa, Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seattle, United States, 2017
The public plaza, on the third level, connects directly to the light rail entry, parking structure and public streets. It includes a passenger drop-off area, para-transit loading areas, and a covered walkway from the garage to the station. It forms a physical and visual connection between the project elements. Ornately designed seat walls, pathways, paving, native planting, and storm-water catchment features help to engage transit users as they move through the space, creating quiet places for social interaction while waiting for a transit connection. The plaza is designed to accommodate community events, such as festivals, farmers’ markets, art exhibits, and other outdoor public gatherings.
Img.11 Brooks + Scarpa, Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seattle, United States, 2017
Img.11 Brooks + Scarpa, Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seattle, United States, 2017

Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seattle, United States
Program: mixed use
Architect: Brooks + Scarpa
Design team: Lawrence Scarpa, Angela Brooks, Mario Cipresso, Emily Hodgdon, Mark Buckland, Jeff Huber, AIA, Chinh Nguyen, Diane Thepkhounphithack, Cesar Delgado, Fui Srivikorn, Christina Wilkinson, Royce Scortino, Sheisa Roghini, Soha Momeni, Ryan Bostic
Structural engineering: BergerABAM
Lighting design: Luminescense
Civil engineering: BergerABAM
Electrical and lighting: Stantec
Mechanical: Sazan Group
Contractor: Harbor Pacific/Graham
Area: 16,200 sqm
Completion: 2017

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