Urban Design and Landscape

Union Train Station Hub (TOD)

Doris Perkins
University of Texas at Arlington
United States of America

Project idea

The vision of this project is to reimagine the neglected space, repurposing empty parking lots and abandoned land into a cohesive, compact, and pedestrian-friendly environment.

Through thoughtful planning, streets will be removed to prioritize pedestrians, cyclists, and green spaces, fostering a sense of community and connectivity. Natural elements like greenery and water features will be incorporated, not only beautifying the area but also serving practical functions such as water permeability, collection, and energy harvesting.

Mixed-use hybrid buildings will be strategically placed, blending amenities like restaurants, museums, transportation hubs, housing and parks within easy reach, ensuring that everything is within a 5-minute walk. Embracing renewable energy sources, solar panels will harness the power of the sun, while rainwater will be collected and filtered to support various aspects of the community, from housing to agriculture to leisure spaces.

The project also includes a bridge park connecting the Trinity River with downtown Dallas and incorporates a high-speed rail station adjacent to other transportation hubs, enhancing connectivity and accessibility.

As we confront the urgent challenges of climate change, this transformation aims to inspire and lead by example, setting a precedent for sustainable urban development in Dallas

Project description

This project consists of two bridges—one existing and one new—that seamlessly connect the Trinity River with downtown Dallas. These bridges are designed with green spaces, walkable areas, bike lanes, sculptures, dining areas, garden, and lush vegetation, creating a vibrant and inviting atmosphere.

The development encompasses a dynamic plaza, diverse restaurants, an art gallery, parks, an amphitheater, a pavilion, and agricultural spaces, fostering a sense of community and cultural engagement. Mixed-use buildings integrate residential, Office and retail spaces, ensuring that all essentials are conveniently located within a walkable distance.

Additionally, a state-of-the-art high-speed rail station will be strategically positioned next to the Union Train Station.

Technical information

The high-speed rail station designed with a steel space frame structure, providing a combination of lightness and strength. The building's front facade and roof also incorporate this innovative space frame design, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality. The accompanying skyscraper features robust steel columns and sleek metal panels, creating a modern and durable architectural statement that complements the overall vision of the development. This approach ensures that the structures are not only visually striking but also resilient and sustainable, aligning with the project's commitment to cutting-edge urban design and environmental responsibility.

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