ARTIC: A Seamless Gateway to All of Orange County

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ARTIC [Anaheim Regional Transportation International Center] is a new iconic, 16-acre facility located in Southern California. Designed by SWA Group, ARTIC forms a seamless gateway from Anaheim to Orange County. The access has encouraged economic growth and community redevelopment across the region.

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SWA created a unique, identifiable design image by complementing the ARTIC’s iconic architecture with a powerful streetscape identity.

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The facility also comes with a large central plaza to create a European square flair.

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It connects passenger drop-off areas, a forecourt for the terminal building, and a central pedestrian zone.

Work of Art

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The firm incorporated artwork into the overall plaza design to add visual interest and aesthetic diversity to the site.

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A series of olive trees and succulent plantings on both sides of the building and plaza are able to unify the site and architecture.

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Meanwhile, the olive trees offer shaded seating areas for those who wait for buses. There is also a succulent garden that adds vibrant texture and color to the space around the building.

Dramatic, Shaded Outdoor Environment

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Both canopy trees and date palms provide a dramatic and shaded outdoor environment intended for informal socializing and civic events.

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Here, visitors can also relax while walking along the Santa Ana River. For the future project, there will be a continuation of the Date Palms along a pedestrian promenade in the center of the northern parking lot.

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This will create a strong visual and pedestrian connection to the existing Honda Center, offering dappled shade with a vibrant garden under as a setting for parking and building access.

Via SWA Group