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Artistic Enhancements

The individualized station artwork within the Cultural Corridor/Urban Flow theme will establish multiple points of connection for the public as they move through these historically evolving neighborhoods along the BRT route.

Urban-flow is a way of thinking about the currents of history overlapping with the systems of built and natural environments – whose common characteristics are the process of flow. To capture this complex overlay of natural and urban flow the BRT Artistic Enhancement project will create a 9 mile text/poem composed with images and icons developed through intensive research and community workshops. At 7 enhanced stations along the route the artistic handrail images will flow into the station platform and layer with a cinematic visual pixilation of the environment and passengers created through reflective honeycomb panels on the wind-screens of the stations.

Light and Shadow

The station screens will capture the moving passengers, passing clouds, traffic and illuminated signs and create a cinematic live action play of light, shadow and movement.

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Variations in Station Identity
What evolves is designed to tease out what defines the many neighborhoods and segments of the International Boulevard Cultural Corridor such as:

  • Patterns and icons inspired by many types of businesses, car culture, food, music, gardens, workers, arts, sports, celebration and more along International Boulevard
  • The railing design will emphasize the identity and connect neighborhoods and stations
  • Architectural ornament taken from buildings in downtown Oakland
  • Cultural icons and themes, natural elements, histories and languages

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See more of the BRT artistic images and plans here: BRT Station Art

 

 
Interested in the artistic enhancement initiatives as part of the BRT project? Check out the video below: