Studio III - Structure - Train Station
Professor Timothy Woods
- Building Type- Urban mixed-use and Train Station
- Size/Scale- 15,000-20,000sf on site.
- Program- Entry/Waiting Room, Garden, Concourse/Platform, Baggage Room/Locker, Restaurant/Café, Information, Ticket Counter, Admin Offices (2), Dispatcher, Employee Lounge, M/F Bathrooms, Storage, Mechanical, Community Room, Public Gallery, Bus Terminal, and Car Parking.
- Description- From George Simmel’s the Metropolis and Mental Life, “The deepest problems of modern life flow from the attempt of the individual to maintain the independence and individuality of his existence against the sovereign powers of society, against the weight of the historical heritage and the external culture and technique of life. The antagonism represents the most modern form of the conflict which primitive man must carry on with nature for his own bodily existence." With this being said, a light rail train station in which visitors to Savannah, locals from Savannah, and everyone in between can commute through and socialize in is necessary. This light rail station will be the hub for all of the transportation needs for Savannah, GA. It will cater to the peoples of the islands, including Tybee, as well as the metro area of Savannah, GA. This station will also be a produce market in which locals can co-op with each other and build a diverse and social city of well being.
The central concept of this train station is a transitional structure from "Old Savannah" to the "New Savannah" or "River Landings." The main station style will consist of the architectural style from the "Old Savannah." The transitional piece will be a modern structure that will bridge the gap between "Old Savannah" and the "New Savannah." This transition structure will also transform from an older architecture to a new architecture with a twist and bend.