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King Street Station in Seattle by ZGF Architects LLP

 
January 18th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: ZGF Architects LLP

By the end of the 20th century, the King Street Station, which first opened to the public in 1906, had fallen into disrepair. With commute ridership on the rise, the renovation project sought to restore the building’s historic character and upgrade facilities to meet current and future transit needs.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: King Street Station
  • Location: Seattle , U.S.A
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider, Doug Scott
  • Software used: Sketch-up, AutoCAD and BIM
  • Owner: Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Acoustical Design: Sparling
  • Engineer Civil: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Engineer MEP: ARUP | Rushing
  • Engineer Structural: ARUP | Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • General Contractor: Sellen Construction
  • Geotechnical: Hart Crowser & Associates, Inc.
  • Historic Preservation Consultant: Artifacts Consulting, Inc.
  • Lighting Design: Pivotal Lighting Design | Affiliated Engineers, Inc. | Eleek Inc
  • Owner Representative: Shiels Obletz Johnsen
  • Plaster Restoration: Performance Consulting, Inc. / EverGreene Architectural Arts

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

To create a multimodal transportation hub, the 62,400-square-foot station had to be brought up to modern code and standards, which required seismic and structural updates as well as major systems upgrades. The historic renovation involved reversing modernization” efforts executed during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, most notably removing a drop ceiling to expose the original ornate plaster ceilings in the grand waiting hall. The 45-foot ceilings required extensive restoration, which was done by craftsmen using historic techniques. Whenever possible original materials were rehabilitated and reused. Carrara marble and glass tile were sourced to match original materials where missing.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

The project also required the rehabilitation of a 12-story clock tower originally modeled after the grand Campanile di San Marco in Venice, Italy. The four clock towers were repaired, and at night their glowing faces illuminate the station.

The building has achieved LEED Platinum certification thanks to features such as natural ventilation and a ground-source heat pump that is anticipated to meet all of the station’s heating and cooling needs. Also, beyond its primary transit-oriented purpose, the station supports community connection with a new pedestrian plaza for outdoor community activities and events. The plaza was created by removing parking in front of the building. The renovation resulted in 30,000 square feet of mixed-use leasable space in the second and third floors of the station, which will bring further activity and vitality to the area.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Doug Scott

Image Courtesy © Doug Scott

Image Courtesy © Doug Scott

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