Foster & Partners, Grimshaw and UNStudio reveal visions for LA's Union Station  2012-05-07 13:44:18  Popularity Index:0  Source:Internet


The six architects’ practices shortlisted for the redevelopment of Los Angeles’s Union Station have unveiled their designs to the public.

The teams, which include Foster and Partners, Grimshaw and UNStudio, were asked to prepare conceptual visions of what the historic terminus could look like in2050.

As their masterplan boards went on display at the station this week, the teams were asked to make public presentations.

Shortlisted from 22 entries, they are:

EE and K in association with UNStudio;
Grimshaw and Gruen;
IBI Group and Foster and Partners;
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners, Ten Arquitectos and West 8;
NBBJ and Ingenhoven Architects; and
Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Parsons Transportation Group.
UN Station and 16ha of surrounding land were bought last year by public transport company Metro who began a masterplanning process.

Metro staff will recommend a winner to the Metro board on June 28. Once approved, the masteplanning process could be completed in 24 months.

The station, built in 1939 and designed by John and Donald Parkinson, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. After a period of decline, it was restored in 1992 and began its re-emergence as a regional transit hub in 1993.