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Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 29, 2011 at 8:56 AM.
Renderings of the new Steeles West Subway Station and Bus Terminal in Toronto reveal a bold departure from existing transit hubs, as shown in The Architects Newspaper. Final designs for the $159-million project, designed by British architect Will Alsop, of RMJM, with Stevens Group Architects, look “as animated as architecture seen in ‘The Flintstones,’” AN observes.
The project’s facade features large block letters spelling the station name and will be clad with COR-TEN steel, which will oxidize to a rustic, weathered patina. Beyond the entrance, a wide, angular roof swoops over a six-bay York Region Transit bus terminal.
The completed station is scheduled to open in 2015 and will feature several sustainable elements including: green roofs, LED lighting, and water-efficient plumbing fixtures.
View renderings of the project here.