The intermodal facility proposal is the result of a mixture of urban functions and concepts conferred to a new building, positioned in an intermediate position between the existing station’s structures, able to fulfill threefold needs.
Firstly, there is a necessity to increase local transport services access and exchange, through traffic conflict free footpaths for different modes of transport passengers. Secondly, present day conditions call for new and higher quality services available to workers, travelers, and a generally wider catchment area, hence more complex interrelationships within the urban context. Thirdly, essential is the introduction of spatial and functional organizations that can initiate city development in the eastern sector through the support of a direct connection between the bus and rail terminals, hence conferring to the intermodal facility a role of civic importance.
From an urban design perspective, the railway lines’ consistence presence characterizes the area by the way in which it crosses the region and meets up with the city from north to south. The effect over time has generated a process of marginalization and territorial extraneous that although very near to the center is poorly accessible. Urban disorder is the rule with different scale interventions along the rural roads.
The project recognizes the current land government guidelines, which introduces a regional road system and beltline that borders this urban portion configuring a large semi-circle with the Intermodal Station Center. The proposal carries forward these criteria in the design development phase.