MGarito | Design | Transbay High Speed Rail
Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 01 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 02 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 03 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 04 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 05 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 06 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 07 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 08 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 09 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 10 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 11 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 12 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 13 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 14 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 15 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 16 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Transbay High Speed Rail Terminal San Francisco 01 Project completed at the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com

Perspective view of the terminal main entrance

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SciArc
Spring 2009
Instructor E. Manferdini
Collaboration w/ Jairo Vives

Urban Infrastructure

Using the introduction of high-speed rail to San Francisco as an opportunity to reevaluate the city’s existing station and notions of transportation infrastructure in order to redevelop and heal the urban condition that the existing infrastructure has for so long held divided.

The project thus has been focused on creating visual and physical connections across the site, and providing urban space for the surrounding community in addition to developing the multi-model connections to the terminal.

To achieve the urban relationship necessary to reunite the context across the site, the programmatic elements of train platforms, bus connections, ticketing, and offices have been lowered into the site.

By submerging these elements into different strata, the terminal becomes centralized between the new high-speed rails lines and traditional commuter trains, thus challenging the traditional ‘head of the station' format.

To further revitalize the site, the existing train maintenance area has been relocated off site to allow for a large public green space, in order to give back to the community and elevate the urban condition.