The Aubretia Transportation Center is intended to be a complete inter modal transportation facility combining space for the Aubretia Metro, Amtrak, California High Speed Rail, municipal bus, private cars and shared vehicles. The transportation center combines all of these services into a compact complex where moving between long distance rail and metro is as simple as ascending two escalators. Compared to Union Station or Midway Airport in Chicago where transferring to rapid transit involves considerable walking the goal of the Aubretia Transportation Center is to provide for simple transfers between transit systems. The form of the transit center will seek to evoke the classic train stations of Industrial Age Britain and France, with wide vaulted sheds enclosing passenger space.
This was a 50,000 square foot project for a multi-use building located southwest of Navy Pier in Chicago. The primary function of the facility would be to act as a ferry terminal for lake ferries from Michigan and other states. River boats would serve this terminal as well allowing for water-to-water transit connections. As part of the FAT philosophy, every space in the building would have multiple uses so the facility could be occupied as long as possible every 24 hours.
This was a case study undertaken as part of the FAT Building studio and involve research concerning a facility similar to the one that the studio would design. The Naoshima Ferry Terminal serves the island of Naoshima which lies in the Seto Inland Sea between Honshu and Shikoku.
Cost: 406,590,000 Yen (3,741,683 USD)
Construction Period: October 2005-September 2006
Opening date: October 4th, 2006
Architects: SANAA (kazuyo sejima + ryue nishizawa)
Construction Company: Kajima Corporation
Address: Kagawa prefecture, Kagawa Gun, Naoshima
Cho 2249-40, Japan