BART Warm Springs / South Fremont Station : Fremont, CA
The Warm Springs Station design-build project was part BART’s extension into Silicon Valley. With an elevated concourse, the station design theme responds to the pragmatic and functional goals for the unique nature of the site, surrounding transit relationships, existing and proposed land uses and neighborhood character. The station and entry invokes the natural flow of water reflecting the environmental history of Warm Springs with the loss of its aquifer. The forms used in the design are simple, geometric, iconic yet affordable while creating an urban referential focal point. The light and airy architecture is achieved with the use of carefully chosen materials to enhance patron experience while providing ease in repair and maintenance and manufactured to resist vandalism.