Philadelphia artist Nancy Blum created the art portion of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) West Bank Station titled “Immigration/Migration.” Blum states, “The design recognizes the area’s immigrant communities through patterns on architectural mesh and depicts the migratory bird thruway of the nearby Mississippi by hanging soaring bird imagery cut out of stainless. The two stairwell platforms are the location of the integrated artwork.”
As a thriving cultural metropolis in South Australia, Adelaide attracts tourists with its Mediterranean climate, festivals and state-of-the-art infrastructure. One example of the continuous development of the city's transport links is the airport, located only a few miles from the city center. With around seven million passengers annually, it is one of the five largest airports in Australia. To meet growing passenger demand, a multi-story car park with direct connection to the main terminal building was completed in 2012. Since then, passengers have been able to cross a car-free forecourt to reach the terminal for a safe start or continuation of their journey. The highlight of the architects' extraordinary design concept is a sweeping stainless steel construction clad with Tigris metallic mesh.
The award-winning Hartford Hospital parking garage was part of a massive hospital modernization project known as HH2020. The project, designed by Perkins+Will in collaboration with engineers, Desman Associates, faced numerous challenges. A time constraint forced construction to be done within 12 months. Additionally, adjacent property line adjustments were necessary as well as the relocation of a sanitary main.
There is a common misconception that parking design is synonymous with boring design. Yet, with the use of innovative building materials, parking facades can be not only aesthetically pleasing but serve numerous functionalities such as solar management, daylighting, and natural ventilation. These functions allow for energy and cost efficiency, giving all the security of concrete without the burden of mechanical ventilation.