Zane Liu
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Sunset Hub

West Hollywood faces dense congestion and a need for space. Sunset Hub is a project from Grid Unlock, a research collaboration between ArtCenter Transportation Design and UCLA Hodgetts SUPRASTUDIO aiming to transform Sunset Boulevard for 2050.

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Meet Sunset Hub

Sunset Hub is a transportation access point for the dense West Hollywood area. With autonomy and rideshare becoming a primary choice for mobility by 2050, Sunset Hub provides drop off and pick up zones and enables more space for people.

Flow

Sunset Hub removes the possibility for double parking and the accordion effect through the use of a stacked double helical ramp design. It's like stacking roundabouts vertically.

This enables consistent space for rideshare vehicles to drop off and pick up passengers without ever causing traffic interruptions or the removal of lanes.

Accordion Effect﹢

Parking Today

Parking Today

Cities require a predetermined number of parking spaces for peak hours. With over 3500 lots along the Sunset Strip, much of the space is inefficiently used during most of the day. About one seventh of greater Los Angeles is dedicated to such parking space.

Vertical City

Vertical City

Autonomy and rideshare are two leading innovations to reducing parking. Sunset Hub acts as the bridge for cities and rideshare much like Grand Central Station is the hub for rail. Never look for parking again.

Sunset Hub is modular and flexible enough to fit into any sized city lot. Above ground the hub is focused on providing pop up community spaces. Underground it's a rideshare and maintenance station.

 Sunset Hubs' vertical design creates open space for people to experience more. The addition of bike lanes and walking areas affords new life to West Hollywood's eponymous Sunset Boulevard. With autonomy and connected cities, intersections can be better managed.   See design process ›

Sunset Hubs' vertical design creates open space for people to experience more. The addition of bike lanes and walking areas affords new life to West Hollywood's eponymous Sunset Boulevard. With autonomy and connected cities, intersections can be better managed.

See design process ›

Communal

Communal

Cities should be designed for the people using them, not their cars. Sunset Hubs create spaces for vertical parks, eateries, festivals, pop ups, and more. The hub is self sustaining through its solar roof and hydroponic garden.

Flex Space

Flex Space

Flexible design allows spaces to be used for any number of events. Drop off spaces can instantly transform into a food truck festival, a basketball court, or a rock concert.

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