The chosen junction on the road I-280 has 11,6 ha of a wasted space.
The aim is to invert negative aspects of the outdated infrastructure and gain the benefits for both the junction efficiency and the local neighborhood.
wasted land in-between roads
The aim is to utilize all possible space in-between roads and use it as automated storage, technical supportive facilities and car related infrastructure like charging or repairing.
wasted land in-between roads
wasted land, which can be repurpoused
gained space on wasted land over 3 floors
3 x 9,01ha = 27,03 ha
area of biggest Amazon storage in California
The way of operating of self -driving cars will change from human driven linear movement to algorithm driven swarm intelligence. Switching from human to machine driven movement will allow us to change geometries and organization of road systems, which will dramatically shorten distances and travel time.
distance from point A to B - now
distance from point A to B - after
implementing automated plato
Repurposing 80% of wasted in-between roads land, allows also using the space over the road. Building erected on top of the junction will have perfect connection to the transportation system, and will become a good location for any kind of office space.
number of employees possible to house
office space over 4 floors
number of cars possible to park
Due to housing shortage in San Francisco Bay Area the corporate campus of the future should also allocate housing for its potential employees. As the office building can house approximately 8 000 workers, 10% will have the possibility to find accommodation on the campus.
approximate number of residents
approximate number of apartments
housing space in entire building
The building, which can house 8 000 office workers, 800 residents, multiple storage and technical facilities requires to have sustainable energy strategy. As California is well known from using solar power energy, so will the corporate campus of the future.
area of transparent solar panels
6,36 m² of solar panels produce 1kW
35 000 m² / 6,36 m² = 5503 kW
1kW of solar panels produce 1.5 kWh
5503 kW x 1,5 kWh = 8255 kWh
8 255 kWh x 365 days = 3 013 075 kWh
results from Ladybug analysis:
2 712 624 kWh / year
1 average household needs 6 000 kWh/year
260 x 6 000 kWh = 1 560 000 kWh / year
The chosen junction is the most crowded one on Interstate 280. The Junipero Serra Freeway, as I-280 is also called, is almost 100 km north-south auxiliary Interstate Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. The I-280 junction is located in Cupertino.
from Cupertino City Centre
The structure of disks is designed as a spacial truss, which is utilizing slabs as horizontal reinforcement. The main part of the building is covered with concrete shell supported on multiple columns and slab throughout all its height.
Due to optimizing thickness of the shell with an algorithm and effective distribution of columns and slabs, values for utilization and displacement of the shell are kept in reasonable range.