South Bellevue Station
2014-2023, Bellevue, WA

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Alexandr Polzin
Architects: Perkins & Will
Sponsored by Sound Transit 

The South Bellevue Station, sited next to the Mercer Slough, introduces large-scale infrastructure into a natural setting. Its transit scaled architecture and the noise from the trains impacts the nearby community. Six to eight-feet tall acoustic panels run along the guide way to mitigate sound. The leaf inspired patterning for these acoustic panels introduces color, texture and scale along one thousand feet in front of the station. The patterning transitions in color to mark seasons. Similarly, the leaf inspired column wraps introduce human scale to the 24 high platform columns. The artwork, inspired by nature, humanizes the infrastructure, introducing context sensitive design to the project.

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The Making of Art for Public Places, Part 1: Vicki Scuri, South Bellevue Station Acoustic Panels

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