Union Station Train Shed
Union Station Train Shed

Part of a $7 Billion capital improvement project for the nation's capital, the Iconic train shed is the centerpiece "Jewel" on a newly constructed platform above existing railroad tracks at Union Station in Washington D.C.

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Union Station Train Shed
Union Station Train Shed

Concept Sketch

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Union Station Train Shed
Union Station Train Shed

Interior View. Train Shed upper level entry plaza

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Union Station Train Shed
Union Station Train Shed

Part of a $7 Billion capital improvement project for the nation's capital, the Iconic train shed is the centerpiece "Jewel" on a newly constructed platform above existing railroad tracks at Union Station in Washington D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

WASHINGTON UNION STATION

TRAIN SHED

 

SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNER | 2013 | HOK

The Train Shed at Washington Union Station in Washington D.C. is an addition that complements the historic Union Station that was built by Daniel Burnham in 1908, a national transportation hub in the heart of the city. The open train shed, which is designed to evoke movement and "eddies" of fast moving modern trains harkens back to the openness in feel of European train stations. The Train Shed is capped by an undulating green roof which emphasizes both the sustainability of the shed and the mode of transportation it houses. The vegetated roof serves to mitigate storm water runoff while creating the impression of movement in the roof structure. The new train shed will house electric-powered trains, with diesel engines relegated to their own, more heavily ventilated, quarters beneath the station.

NOTABLE AWARDS:

Washington DC  AIA Award | Urban Design | Burnham Place at Union Station | Master Master plan + Train Shed Design | 2014 | HOK

World Architecture News | High Commendation Award |  Union Station Train Shed Design | Transportation Category | 2013 | HOK

National AIA Honor Award | Regional & Urban Design | Burnham Place at Union Station | Master plan + Train Shed Design | 2013 | HOK

Architecture Design : HOK