Proposal for the rehabilitation of the South Station area of Boston. The site currently houses a large postal facility and bus station which prevent access to the waterfront and take up large amounts of valuable real estate. This proposal doubles South Station’s train capacity and creates permeability through the site by burying the tracks and creating gridded urban blocks which connect to the rest of the city.
Diagram illustrating how the planning and structural grid was derived from the train platform design.
Infrastructure prevents permeability and unity with city.
Possibility for on grade development and access to waterfront.
Initial sketch showing planning of buried tracks and urban blocks.
Typical street section ilustrating relationship between buildings and train platforms.
Aerial showing new plaza and waterfront development.
Aerial showing urban blocks and train tracks.
The plaza allows a gentle transition from on grade development to the tracks.
Harborwalk view towards new South Station Plaza.
Section view showing relationship between urban blocks and transit.