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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Central City Intermodel Transportational Terminal

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        


Entry number: OC07010
Project Name: Central City Intermodel Transportational Terminal
Building Type: Transportation
Completion Date: N/A
Architecture Student: S. Chuenchomphu

Sustainability Description

Narrative/Project Description:
The central city intermodal transportation in downtown Las Vegas is a relatively low horizontal building that encourages the exploration of the past > present > future of public transportation systems and city development since 1905. The building is designed to be the designation traveling as much as possible by non-motorized mean.  Space provides horizontal and vertical paths to create interaction > experience by foot gives the eyes to see and the mind time to experience, think and understand the development of our past > present > future.

Located on 12.5 acres of land in a Las Vegas downtown district - on the southwest corner of Main St. and Bonneville Ave. This Central City Intermodal Transportation Terminal was designed and studied to promote the inner city connection on public services and transportation systems. The terminal is to provide public transportation for the Las Vegas area and neighboring cities. The CCITT is a key transit hub operation and transfer site with most public transportation offers by the City of Las Vegas or Clark County District such as CAT routes, Monorail stations, Amtrak, Union Pacific Railroad, Greyhound, connecting intercity routes, and taxi / shuttle services using this terminal.

A larger and more efficient terminal is needed to manage the projected increase in public transportation and riders in the Las Vegas Valley. The one-stop shop terminal would also increase the use of multiple-occupant vehicles (carpooling), which would decrease the use of single-occupant vehicles, and promote a program called "PARK and RIDE". The CCITT incorporated a mixed-use program such as office, entertainment, retail, and integrate the Neon-Museum in the concourse area to serve the number of riders expected to continually increase based on demand.

Sustainability Description:
The Central City Intermodal Transportation Terminal provides regional public transportation opportunity in a city where the leading mode of travel is the single-occupant vehicle. The one-stop shop terminal would also increase the use of multiple-occupant vehicles (carpooling), which would decrease the use of single-occupant vehicles, and promote a program called "PARK and RIDE" - park a car at a designated area around the site, than ride the public transportation to work or elsewhere.

Since, motor vehicles has been identified as the largest contributor to air pollution in the world today, using transport modes that use energy more efficiently, such as public transportation or mass transit system will definitely decrease the carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons and particulates around the built environment. By having most public transportation systems in one facility provide a greater opportunity to increase the riders and transportation routes around the city, decrease the air pollution in the atmosphere, and single occupant vehicle.

The overall goal of Central City Intermodal Transportation Terminal is to develop sustainable transportation performance in relation to architectural design. Using the already existing problems and issues around the city and analyze the potential possibility of which the problem could be solved using programs and wayfinding to approach the issues.


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Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos

These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

Monday, 17-Dec-2012 10:50:03 PST