San Jose, CA
The design reflects San Jose as the creative and cultural center of the city in technology and the arts as well as its rich social, cultural and architectural history. Each portal is uniquely designed with materials, forms and scale appropriate to its context. Passenger will move under this undulating ceiling to the elliptical openings of the stairs and escalators which will whisk them to the platform level. Enclosing the openings are curved glass guardrails that add to the smooth flow of passengers and symbolize openness to the flow of new ideas. The floor’s terrazzo finish will display an undulating pattern that is sympathetic to the curved elements in the concourse ceiling.