Projects Featured in TransformKC Exhibitions

Transform KC is intended to inspire the public’s imagination about regional mobility by showcasing built and un-built work from around the world that links rail transit to walkable, livable and sustainable urban centers.
Together with its partners, TransformKC used the submissions from its International Call for Ideas to curate a traveling exhibition around the Kansas City metropolitan region. From the 65 thought-provoking submissions that TransformKC received in response to its International Call for Ideas, the following 17 projects were selected to be featured in the traveling exhibition.

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Populous - Target Field

Populous – Target Field

Since its opening, the $545 million ballpark has won praise for its many green features and unique design. Named Sports Facility of the Year in 2011 by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and ranked the best stadium experience in all professional sports in North America by ESPN The Magazine, the LEED Silver certified Target Field has transformed the city of Minneapolis, the urban experience and the team. More…

Neil M. Denari Architects - HL23

Neil M. Denari Architects – HL23

The West Side High Line in New York City is a continuous elevated bridge structure that will become, over the next ten years, a unique linear urban park. Designed by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the High Line Park will advance a merger between various urban ecologies both found and implanted. More…

Grimshaw - Bijlmer ArenA Station

Grimshaw – Bijlmer ArenA Station

Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station is situated on the southeast of the city along the main line to Utrecht next to the newly built 60,000 seat Amsterdam Arena. It creates a new 70m wide pedestrian connection between two urban quarters that were previously separated by a railway embankment. It also constitutes a modern transport hub for National trains, Metro, buses and taxis. More…

Field Operations - High Line

Field Operations – High Line

The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. The first section of the High Line opened in June of 2009, and the second section of the High Line opened in June of 2011. More…

BNIM - Better Block

BNIM – Better Block

In 2011, BNIM led the Grand Boulevard Streetscape Plan, which established a long-term vision for a revitalized Grand Boulevard. The streetscape plan envisions a safe, livable and walkable downtown while incorporating complete street concepts, including a strong focus on transit and new bicycle facilities. After the master plan was completed, buy-in at the highest levels of government was not present. More…

Eric Owen Moss Architects - Samitaur Tower

Eric Owen Moss Architects – Samitaur Tower

Situated at the prominent corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard, the structure functions as an entrance ‘Gateway’, announcing the arrival of visitors to the ongoing Conjunctive Points development. With the MTA Exposition light rail line along National Boulevard, the structure also serves to announce the arrival into Culver City from the larger Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. More…

BIG - City Loop

BIG – City Loop

The industrial areas in the Copenhagen suburbs are next in line for urban development. A new light rail is planned to interconnect 20 development zones with a total area of 11 Km2, the size of the entire inner city. We are proposing to turn the light rail line into a spine of dense urbanity with a series of peaks at the stations. More…

RTKL - Halo

RTKL – Halo

Honoring the forward momentum of the urban figure and the power to create positive urban change through transit, HALO creates a human-scale space giving way to increased transparency, sustainability, and integrated forms that bestow a sense of security and calm amidst the chaotic urban landscape. More…

SOM - Denver Union Station

SOM – Denver Union Station

The $500 million multimodal hub project, involving five public/private partners and nine financing sources, is two-thirds finished and on schedule for completion in April 2014. Redevelopment of the station and the new neighborhood around it is projected to create thousands of jobs and boost the Colorado economy by $3 billion through 2020, according to Governor John Hickenlooper, a former mayor of Denver. More…

Rios Clementi Hale Studios - Streets for the People

Rios Clementi Hale Studios – Streets for the People

Sunset Triangle Plaza opened in March under the auspices of Streets for People (S4P), an initiative of the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.  The project took an underutilized public right of way located at Griffith Park and Sunset Boulevard, and transformed it into a safe, pleasant & vibrant public space for pedestrians, cyclists alike. More…

West 8 - Rotterdam Central Station

West 8 – Rotterdam Central Station

The design of Team CS (Benthem Crouwel Architekten, Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten and West 8 urban design & landscape architecture bv) strives to embed the central station again in the center of Rotterdam. The design establishes it as a major hub within the European transportation network. More…

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